Leadership doesn’t come easy, and yet, without the necessary leadership, a company will not be productive. Creating an organization that will turn an entrepreneur’s dream into a viable business requires solid leadership, strong planning, and good organizational development.
An enthusiastic leader who stresses the importance of direction, planning and development for a successful venture, GE Capital powerhouse Glen Wakeman, co-founder, and CEO of Launchpad Holdings LLC, is there to aid and mentor business leaders and developers in successful and profitable enterprises.
Mr. Wakeman first and a foremost lesson for leaders is the need a solid plan to launch ideas. By encouraging leaders to take the time and care to develop in enough knowledge to make thorough decisions about markets, potential setbacks, and alternative plans, Glen Wakeman mentors leaders through this important stage of business development..
Delegation and employee empowerment is another trait Glen Wakeman believes is crucial to the productivity and success of a business (https://forexwizard.biz/2017/10/03/ceo-glen-wakeman-and-the-art-of-entrepreneurship/). Leaders need to lead, not do and by aiding the development of a strong staff, with clearly defined responsibilities and roles, executives will increase the productivity and well-being their entire employee base, in addition to keeping staff engaged within their roles.
Glen Wakeman also insists that active community service plans are fundamental for a company’s success, as it instills goodwill, employee pride and by leveraging the publicity of such events, community service can dramatically increase a company’s presence (ThePerfectReporter).
Finally what teacher doesn’t have a book to recommend. Glen Wakeman’s favorite is Sun Tzu’s Art of War, one he finds wisdom in every time he reads it. Comparing the strategies of the generals to the planning of a CEO, The Art of War is a comprehensive book on planning and leadership.
The importance of strong corporate leadership cannot be understated, without solid leaders, companies falter and don’t adhere to goals and performance. Mentoring systems for this leaders are therefore critical continued corporate growth.