A recap of the March Sunrise Scrambler
Many would be hard pressed to find a leadership model that exceeds that of the United States Marine Corps. And many of the USMC leadership principles can also be applied in business and in life. Richard Rierson, ten-year USMC vet and founder of Dose of Leadership, spoke about this concept at our March Sunrise Scrambler when he presented “Closing the Gap Between Strategic Development & Strategic Execution." We have outlined some of his main points below.
- USMC Philosophies – train everyone to act as a leader, make decisions from the bottom up, ask for forgiveness instead of permission, and learn to thrive within chaos. These are also good philosophies for business leaders to adopt.
- There is no such thing as a perfect plan. Focusing on detail and control is not the answer. Instead, we should focus on aligning our teams on working toward clear outcomes. It is not about working on a plan; it is working toward the desired outcome.
- Focusing on clarity and alignment leads to an intelligent organization with engaged and high-performing teams.
- You cannot over communicate your organization’s desired outcomes.
- Give your people the tools, time and support they need to succeed. Define boundaries then get out of the way.
- You can have a decent strategy and a great culture and succeed every time. But if you have a great strategy and a negative culture, failure is inevitable. “Culture eats strategy for lunch every single day.”
You can follow Richard on Twitter @DoseofLeader
, and you view his full presentation here
See photos from the Sunrise Scrambler on our Facebook page
, and see conversation from the event on Twitter using #chamberict.
Special thanks to our Sunrise Scrambler sponsors: Legacy Bank, Holiday Inn Wichita East, and Davis-Moore Autogroup.
Registration is now open for our next Sunrise Scrambler on April 16
, when a panelist of our 2015 Small Business Awards finalists will share what has made their organizations unique and successful. Please join us to support small business!