Leading through priorities

Priorities in leading

Priorities in leading

Leadership focuses on an envisioned tomorrow while enlisting others towards it through conviction and commitment. The art of leading others therefore also means if I forget the ultimate, I will be enslaved by the immediate. The old adage of focusing on important things in order to avoid being driven by urgent ones.
If we accept that the art of leading others is about them rather than us, therefore it follows that leadership also means we lose our right to be selfish. When we abandon our highest priority, we lose our way and people suffer. As such those of us that are entrusted with the custody of the leadership office need to always:
• Consider our actions and take care to avoid contradiction with the vision we champion
• That we work smart to ensure results in key areas of business
• Spend funds wisely and in areas that bring the best return
• Always feel dissatisfied in our production and thereby constantly challenge ourselves to do better
When leaders and people fail to maintain proper priorities, disappointment always results. Remember the paretto principle which says 80% of all output come from 20% of input. With the right priorities, 20% of our efforts will get 80% of the desired results. But with the wrong priorities, 80% of our effort will get 20% of the desired results. Priorities in leading people is not about working harder, but smarter.

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About Tebogo G Molapisane

Tebogo Molapisane is a serial entrepreneur with interests in private equity, consulting, business process outsourcing (BPO), human capital management and social justice. He is a Director at Kezia Consulting Group and directly runs the BPO division of the business, Founder and Chairman of Spirit Dominion Foundation, an Advisory Board member at BLDE Consulting PTY and Executive Director at Iridium Private Equity. He is former CEO and Board Director of Business Processing Enabling South Africa (BPESA). Tebogo has experience in Financial Services having spent 15 years in 3 of the big 4 players in South African banking industry as well as one of the largest insurers. He chooses the method of executive coaching to co-create and implement within the teams he leads. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, Tebogo further studied with Gordon Institute of Business Science as well as Rotterdam School of Business, The Netherlands.

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