BlogSeptember 10

A company full of corporate leaders

It used to be quite worrisome thinking about how my five-person Executive Committee was going to successfully develop and execute a new Strategic Plan every three years. Making ourselves the center of all these initiatives would prove troublesome.

After all, we only represented a small fraction in a company full of people with big ideas, passion and a will to accomplish great things together. We learned we did not need to travel this path alone. In fact, we discovered we could ask everyone in the company to step up as a “corporate leader”; a challenge many eagerly embrace as a welcomed addition to their core positions. Corporate leader, by my definition, is not a title but more a way of existence.

Read the full article at Grand Rapids Business Journal.