Think like an owner

A leader’s role is to think about the big picture.

Undoubtedly, you have leaders within a number of departments throughout your organization – a set leader over a marketing, research and development or sales department, perhaps. These leaders are already responsible for seeing the big picture within their designated departments, but what if we encouraged them to think as if they were in charge of the whole operation?

Having all the leaders within your organization think like owners may make life a little noisier at times, but it could also promote cohesiveness and enhance the success of your business.

post on the Harvard Business Review blog by Robert Steven Kaplan, president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, says leadership doesn’t stop at your job description. Instead, “[i]t starts with taking on a broader perspective in figuring out what you truly believe should be done – that is, as if you were an owner.”

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