Looking back over the year allows us the chance to put the year in perspective.
This year in particular perspective seems to be the operative word, with local decisions in the United Kingdom and United States having a ripple effect across the globe. These events have reminded me of the value of personal and business leadership, and the responsibility on the shoulders of those in leadership positions.
I am privileged to be part of a flourishing network of business leaders who make business critical decisions that have wide ranging impact. I spoke to a few local members of The Executive Connection in Australia about their reflections on 2016 and their business resolutions for 2017.
We asked a few or our members to give us their New Year’s resolutions for 2017 and how they can make it even better.
Here’s what they had to say:
Salvatore Malatesta, CEO, ST. Ali
The past year has been very kind to us. We made some bold acquisitions and investment decisions that have delivered some real gains.
Next year we are focused on improving more regular and meaningful communication to all our people and implementing a one-page plan. We will introduce an optimal organisation chart and ensure that all our interests are aligned. All decisions will be referred back to our three-year plan and if it doesn’t fit it will require a strong case to loop it in.
In essence we are more focused than ever on the one thing and won’t be distracted, unless of course, as in this year the opportunity is too good.
Angie Paskevicius, CEO, Holyoake
In early 2017 we will be developing our new Strategic Plan for the next three years knowing that those years will be years of significant change and uncertainty in the external environment. Re-clarifying our key purpose and aligning the organisation with this will be critical.
Strengthening connections with existing and new organisations will be a priority.
Continuing to measure our social outcomes and impact on the communities in which we operate remains a strong focus.
Erica Westbury, Managing Director, Norwest Recruitment
Something I’ve learnt this year, after 15 years in business is to take lots of mini breaks and holidays.’
2016 was a year of short holidays, with a number of long weekends away and some extended conferences, and as I sit and talk to business, I realise I’m feeling optimistic and refreshed.
This is reflected in my goals for next year – my number projections are high. Feels good! Another resolution is to find a Mindfulness Coach. I’ve read about Mindful Leadership and I’d love to implement it into my business. Best of Luck everyone and here’s to a fabulous 2017.
Peter Wallace, Managing Director of Endeavour Capital
Whilst we are living in a period of high technological, economic and political change, it is important to focus on what we can control and not be obsessed with what we cannot control. Great business leaders have ability to adapt and take advantage of change, poor businesses leaders blame change.
The 2017 economy will probably be very different from what you might expect, I just don’t know how it will be different.
Capitalism thrives on creative destruction. If you are not reinventing your business, someone else is.
This article was originally published online, you can see the original article at: Business Insider .