MAKE THE TEAM STRONGER – Leaders are force multipliers; it’s their focus, their words, their actions that can make the force better, stronger faster and more accurate
Family businesses need force multipliers, “Morale is a force multiplier.” Force multiplication, in military usage, refers to an attribute or a combination of attributes which make a given force more effective than that same force would be without it. Machines guns, GPS, intelligence and training are Force Multipliers. A force multiplier refers to a factor that dramatically increases (hence “multiplies”) the effectiveness of an item or group.
Some simple Force Multipliers are Leadership and Tools. A classic example of tools are shovels and backhoe; a case could be made about the time and effort to dig a well, by hand, with a shovel and finally with a backhoe. Leaders are force multipliers; it’s their focus, their words, their actions that can make the force better, stronger faster and more accurate. The opposite is also true. Negative words, actions from the leader can derail, impede and actual hurt the team.
Family businesses need force multipliers; depending on the cycle of the family business at times the founder is no longer a force multiplier. Age, success at times can change the concentration, motivation and the energy of the founder. Technology changes every day. Technology can change your business.
Technology can effect:
• Health Care Job Creation
• Data Management
Does your Family business Leader consider these multipliers? Do they challenge the organization to adopt Technology and change?
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat” – Theodore Roosevelt