Set the Azimuth
An azimuth is defined as an angular measurement between an observer and a point of interest. It’s a concept used in navigation, astronomy, engineering, mapping, mining, and the military. In business, it is the measurement between where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow. In establishing the cardinal direction of your organization, azimuth is setting your mission, intent, values, and culture.
One of the most important of The Big 6 Leadership Principles® is developing the practice of truly listening. Many of us have been raised to believe that the more we say, and the louder we say it, the better we are at leading. However, in an environment where listening is subordinated to talking, initiative is stifled. The best leaders and teams know how to listen, to understand, more than just to be understood.
Trust and Empower
Team members in a high performing business want to be challenged, trusted, and treated with dignity and respect. It all boils down to building the right culture where folks are empowered to do what they do best without being micro-managed. Empowerment is the manifestation of trust.