What is the formula for achieving next level success? Isn’t that the million dollar question?
Innovation+Creativity+Pride & Ownership
I believe that this is the formula for achieving above and beyond expectations.
This formula involves three main aspects:
-The drive to innovate new and cutting edge solutions to challenges, both within your department and entire organization.
-An atmosphere that fosters and rewards creativity. It is essential to acknowledge the skills and creativity that your team brings to the organization and allow opportunities for them to provide ideas and suggestions that contribute to the success of the operation.
-Building a team that is vested with a sense of pride and ownership in both their jobs and the organization. It is important to remember to be a leader and not a boss. Leaders invest thoughtful time and effort into building their team, they are out of the box thinkers and risk takers. Sometimes you have to take risks and make drastic moves to achieve that next level. This is an aspect where you can also apply innovation and creativity. If you identify a strength or challenge within your team, determine what must be done to capitalize on it.
All of these aspects are important to accomplishing incredible things. It is important that we remember that time and energy is necessary to success. It is like a bonsai tree that requires constant time and attention to ensure that something incredible is created.