CHARACTER | VISION | COMMITMENT
Mentor vs. Oppressor
There are 2 types of leaders: one who inspires people to achieve greatness; the other being one who sees only the goal.
Keith will challenge those in his organization to meet goals, be conscious of costs, and to foster growth. The greatest accomplishment is to have not only an entire organization succeed, but also each individual who is part of the team become better through learning and positive reinforcement.
A leader who mentors has the ability to motivate everyone in an organization to achieve the best possible results on every level.
The 80% to 20% Ratio
A significant piece of any leaders job is to make decisions.
Rarely has a leader such as Keith made a decision with 95% or more certainty. A fine balance of deciding to move forward or waiting for 100% certainty often can create waste of unnecessary time and effort. A decision with a 90% or more certainty is an ideal goal, however a decision with 80% certainty is often a more realistic target.
As a decision maker evaluating that last 20% is the ultimate challenge. The litmus test Keith often uses is to see what the last 20% has on the timelines, quality and costs.
Not making a decision in a timely manner can often impede the overall progress and success of a team. As such Keith often utilizes the 80/20 ratio as a tool to use in order to ensure positive progress.
Is not just a kegerator and a pool table
Establishing an exciting work place starts from the leadership of an organization. Keith believes trust and respect is key to any culture within an organization. As much as leaders look to their team to achieve greatness, a team must be inspired by their leader in order to be motivated.
Keith strives to find time to listen to people in his organization. In addition to listening, he believes it is critical as a leader to acknowledge achievement individually and throughout an organization.
TIME | COST | QUALITY
Balancing the Triangle
Keith works to constantly balance time, costs and quality for the organization he leads. Ideally all have equal importance within an organization and each should be weighted in context to each other. Generally if one element suffers it is at the cost of the others. Having a plan and an upfront contract with a clear expectation of the quality in place raises the awareness required to succeed.
Keith helps define clear plan allows for a road map as a leader. It enables a team to understand the start and end points along with the direction needed as an organization.
He formulates upfront contracts outlining costs and budget, which allow for proper resources to be obtained and sustained.
Keith sets the expectations for quality which are needed to inspire and create the vision for success.
Keith believes no one part of the triangle should cause another to suffer or impede the success of any organization.
Missions, Goals & Strategies
Every organization needs to create missions, goals and strategies for success.
Big picture thinking combined with the understanding of the critical details can often serve as a method for the success of an organization. Every mission needs to be clear and succinct.
Goals need to be challenging and obtainable. Strategies deployed should be constantly evaluated and adjusted for optimization.
Keith’s current role is to keep the organization focused on its mission and the goals while helping the entire team find the best strategies to achieve success.