Effectiveness Best Practice: Outward contribution will move the needle
Focus on outward contribution. Measure results, not hours of work. As responsibilities increase over time, it is easy to get caught up in more and more meetings, daily tasks, travel and requirements. The amount of time to think, plan, evaluate and grow shrinks. Ask which activities are moving the needle for the organization. What actions will drive key metrics and strategies?
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The author of this page is Terry Gardiner
Terry Gardiner is the founder and President of Silver Lining Seafoods and NorQuest Seafoods - a medium size Alaska seafood processing companies; and currently Board member of the Anvil Corporation, an employee owned company specializing in oil and gas engineering.
His co-operative experiences include member director of the Commercial Fishermen Co-operative association; creation of legislation for the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank; and advisor to the US Dept of Health and Social Services for the state Health CO-OPs.
Terry served ten years as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives -several legislative committee chairmanships, Speaker of the House, Chairman of the Alaska Criminal Code Commission and board member on various state and federal boards and commissions.
Terry authored the leadership book, "Six-Word Lessons to Build Effective Leaders: 100 Lessons to Equip Your People to Create Winning Organizations".