Excerpted from Gen Y Now: How Generation Y Changes Your Workplace and Why It Requires a New Leadership Style
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by Buddy Hobart | Posted on July 6th, 2016

Excerpted from Gen Y Now: How Generation Y Changes Your Workplace and Why It Requires a New Leadership Style

Tom Grealish, President of Henderson Brothers, Inc., is focused on building a company recognized for excellence throughout the insurance industry. He believes the key to success is developing strategic plans that are aligned from top to bottom. In fact, for the past ten years he has even developed an annual personal strategic plan to guide his own development. This personal plan is also aligned to the larger corporate plan, which in turn is aligned to departmental plans.

Having been involved in many business leadership forums over the years, Grealish has heard all of the excuses leaders make for not creating, let alone aligning, strategic plans. “People will say, ‘I’m too busy to create a strategic plan,’” said Grealish. “The fact is, I’m too busy not to create a strategic plan. I believe strategic planning is to continuous improvement as exercise is to fitness. One cannot be accomplished without the other.”

At Henderson Brothers, the strategic plan begins with a vision and is carried all the way through to regular one-on-one meetings with every employee. Read the rest at the Solutions 21 Blog >

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