Many organisations - or at least, the smart ones - will have recognised the need to motivate their teams in a number of different ways, from incentive programs to motivational speakers to career development.

But the really smart companies recognise that it all starts at the top, with Leaders who lead & inspire.  Human capital is the most critical resource, which needs to be tapped properly for any company to achieve sustained growth in it's sector.  

This was recognised by Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, chairman of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) in India nearly 10 years ago while launching the Post Graduate Program for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM) in New Delhi in the same year.

Even a quick look at how the Indian economy has grown in the past decade suggests they were right to focus on the people leading their economy and not just the people being led. Factories stay open & producing goods because skilled and unskilled workers come in every shift and produce those goods but those same workers are there because of visionary Leaders who had the foresight and courage to follow their beliefs.

If the person in charge can't see the vision - in actuality or intellectually - it is hard for anyone else to pursue that vision.  But if someone you trust and have faith in tells you something you want is over there, shows you how to get it and promises to support you along the way, aren't you more likely to be successful than if someone simply barks a few orders at you and fills you with fear & dread?

So here's the challenge; find something today that will make you or your Leadership Team better than they were yesterday and get on with doing it!  If they are reluctant to embrace the idea of self improvement, maybe you should ask yourself if they really are the Leaders you want for tomorrow?