AN EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP STRATEGY THUNDERS ALONG TO BUILD A BRIDGE BETWEEN A DEFINED CRITICAL CHALLENGE, DESIRE AND ACTION, IMMEDIATE STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES FOR OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGE.
Being the mastermind of your organisation’s purposes and objectives, not having others to define your goals, is a necessary step to mastering your craft as a leader and defining a proactive leadership strategy.
Part of the core of a good leadership strategy is a set of strategic objectives, sub-goals that the various arms of the organisation work to accomplish. A potent leadership strategy ensures that resources are efficiently deployed to accomplish these goals.
The main goal or vision of an organisation is its overall values and desires, while strategic objectives are specific operational targets. The strategic objectives simplify the overall vision or goal into a set of coherent purposeful actions. So, it is a good leadership strategy that transforms the overall vision or goal of an organisation into a coherent set of actionable objectives. A country may have an overall vision or goal of freedom, security, justice, peace and happiness. It is a strategy that will break it down into strategic objectives of actively promoting peace in its war-torn areas and improving dilapidated infrastructures. On the side of a company, it could have an overall vision or goal of improving its margins, creating a conducive and friendly work environment and being recognized as a dependable supplier. The leadership strategy could get up strategic objectives of driving to make its product a most distinct one, achieving shelf space dominance and annexing a lion’s share of the market.
Restating elements of a desired state of affairs without actionable objectives is not a leadership strategy. A sound strategy thunders along to build a bridge between a defined critical challenge, desire and action, immediate strategic objectives that could be accomplished with the existing organizational resources and competencies.