Here are some useful approaches leaders I have worked with from both the nonprofit and for-profit sector are using. You may find them inspirational.
Retain important human capital.
* Train and empower employees. Many employees are looking for growth and development, not just money.
* Invest in young, innovative minds and allow them to be creative. Innovative thinkers are not just for the technology world. Stay fresh and relevant with young talent in order to continue making a difference.
* Explore new approaches to meet your business and customer needs. These approaches may be in human resources, fundraising or even the delivery of services.
* Risk does not have to be reckless.
Adapt to change.
* Take note of changes and trends in technology, the environment, the economy and your market — then be proactive instead of reactive.
* Always think of the next big thing for your organization, but don’t wait for it to come to you — invent it.
James Boyle is founder and leadership coach at Higher Potentials. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The full version of this article and others is available at www.higherpotentials.com