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Sustaining organizational momentum is a result of three key attributes. This doesn’t mean that human resources and capital are not important.
The intrinsic qualities that make an organization succeed are the things that are not readily seen, but silently there.
The silent factors to organizational success
The Skill that is imbedded in human resources is an area that separates the mediocre from the spectacular organization. The most critical decision is how each part of your teams are assembled and implemented. Less skilled individuals can silently weaken the best strategy and effort.
Everyone says they have skills, but when the rubber meets the road, those with the intrinsic skill carries the organization.
Clarity in thinking or Awareness of the organization, its beliefs, and purpose is a silent driver that helps the different imperatives move or stall. Those that drive projects, need to be very conscientious and possess great personal awareness.
Talk is great, but those with the ability to think ahead exponentially drive progress and sustainability.
Authenticity is making things real and being real. There are a lot of charlatans out there trying to show something, but with little depth beyond a personal agenda.
Authenticity is present when a person’s skill, and awareness all line up
Many leaders in organizations lack the skill and awareness, and end up acting as if they have no substance.
Sustaining is about keeping these factors present
When the leader keeps these factors lined up, and makes decisions according to these factors, sustaining the organization occurs more readily. When the leader takes their eye off of any one of these silent factors, the organization may face weaknesses.