To be a good leader, it is very important to follow the five B’s of leadership organization.
This can be challenging because in most cases leaders have many responsibilities they must constantly balance to be effective in what they do. It can be very easy to become very organized in your approach to one responsibility, while letting others gradually get less organized.
5 B’s of Leadership Organization
The five B’s of leadership organization will help you as a leader to focus your energy so that you can stay organized and maintain balance in your life.
1. Be organized In your communication.
As a leader, you must communicate with others regularly. That communication is done in many forms, for example public speaking, email, letters, and meetings. To be organized in your communication means that you have a consistent message that goes out to everyone. To be organized, you are also direct in the message that you convey.
Have you ever worked for someone that would tell you one thing in front of your coworkers and then something different in front of your boss or other departments? Isn’t that frustrating? A leader that is organized in their communication, maintains their integrity by keeping the same message on all fronts. When you, as a leader, are organized in your communication, you gain the trust and respect of those you lead and they are more willing to follow you.
2. Be organized in your work ethic.
When you are organized in your work ethic, you take a specific approach to all your work. You are also very specific in the projects you work to accomplish. If you are organized in your work ethic, you schedule out your time so that you can get the important things in your life completed on time.
This means that when a project requires more attention, you give it the attention it needs and make sure you have adequate resources to get the job done. You don’t let things slide that need to be done in a timely fashion. The opposite of an organized work ethic can be seen through the attitude of the approach that, “Oh, it will get done if it gets done and if it doesn’t get done it just wasn’t important enough…” Those that do not have an organized work ethic, take a very casual approach to their leadership.
3. Be organized in your goals.
Goals are very important because they allow you to accomplish specific tasks in a timely fashion. To be organized in your goals means that you set specific goals and regularly review them and think about them. The goals are always on your mind and in addition to thinking about them, you regularly work to accomplish them.
When you are organized with your goals, you make sure they are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely (SMART) goals. The opposite of an organized goal setter is someone that sets new goals every year and then forgets about them until the next year. To the unorganized goal setter, the goals are just written on paper but have no impact on their behavior. When you are organized in your goals, your goals become a part of you and they change your behavior.
4. Be organized in your leadership.
Being organized in your leadership is very important because it shows that you value your position as a leader. You set the tone for everyone you lead, so when you are organized those you lead are also more likely to be organized.
At the same time, if you are disorganized, others will follow suit. When you are organized in your leadership, you keep your office clean and orderly, maintain a well groomed appearance, and ensure that you give a consistent in what you do. That consistency and organization is evident in the respect you show towards others and the way you act as a leader.
5. Be organized in your management.
As a leader, you have many responsibilities that involve project and resource management. When you are organized in your management, you keep all your projects on track and ensure that you have an accurate inventory of all of your resources. When you are organized in your management, you are very dependable and people can count on you to get the job done.
As a leader, you must be organized. Your level of organization will show though you work and how other see you. If you maintain your organization by following the B’s mentioned above, you will improve your leadership and become more effective as a leader. You must be intentional in your organization as a leader.
What do you think about the B’s to leadership organization? If you were to add another Be, what would it be? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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