Every leader wants to drive the corporate value up. To achieve this, leaders set targets and objectives to achieve which are assigned to different folks in the organisation. Despite lots of efforts, sometimes progress is minimal, which tends to frustrate many folks up the corporate ladder. The number one cause of slow progress despite massive push is attributed to unrealistic expectations by different managers and leaders as described below.
- A project Manager is a Person who thinks nine women can deliver a baby in just one month.
- A procurement manager is a person who thinks it will take 18 months to deliver a Baby.
- The Operations Manager thinks a single woman can deliver nine babies in one month if she works harder.
- A marketing manager is a person who convinces anyone that he can deliver a baby even if no man and woman are available.
- Financial Budget Team thinks they do not need a man or woman; they will produce a child with zero resources.
- The planning and Technical Team thinks they have the best plan and procedure to make sure the mother delivers after 9 months.
- Quality Manager/Auditor is the person who is never happy with a delivered baby.
- HR Manager is a person who thinks that…even a Monkey can deliver a Human Baby – if given 9 Months.
- The customer is the one who is clueless as to why he wants a baby!
- CEO is a person who just wants to see babies regardless of who makes them in the organisation.
Dedicated to all corporate guys — Business Managers, Administrators and Entrepreneurs and of course leaders.
The first step to creating value and growing the organisation is setting realistic targets that are aligned to the skills and experience of the person to whom they are assigned. But that is not all. You must also provide the right working environment and resources to facilitate swift execution. Even more, you must provide ongoing support to make the journey swift.
Success in your leadership.
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