How to Keep and Sustain Momentum

Every leader wants their team to be successful; in addition we all want to have a measure of professional success as well. Success at times can be so elusive, it’s elusive because its measurements aren’t necessarily as quantifiable as say the metrics for which we utilize in our day to day operational measurements.  However, it’s incumbent upon us to seek out success and then in turn build on it to create momentum, which in turn will enable us to catalyze organizational development.  Jim Collins metaphor of the flywheel is spot on with regards to success and momentum. Every time you have success, momentum builds and turns the flywheel a little more; not only does this benefit us professional or our teams, but it benefits the organization as a whole.  When one department or group is flourishing and momentum is created, it spreads like wildfire to the other departments; ergo the need to momentum.

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Qualities a Leader Has to Possess

Having a great idea and assembling a team to bring that concept to life is the first step in creating success. While finding a new and unique idea is rare enough; the ability to successfully execute this idea is what separates great leaders from your run of the mill managers. Yet before you even get to this point, there needs to be some defining character trait that you have which in turn will net you the results later on.  Here the key qualities that every great leader should possess and in turn learn to emphasize.

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Power of Change

Change in life is inevitable, and in our current corporate culture change is imperative to stay ahead of the competition.  The leader that accepts change and changes is the one who succeeds in life.  Changes can make running a team a struggle; however if change is anticipated, monitored, and adapted to, then it can become our greatest ally.

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