One of the most valuable traits of any employee or team member is someone who executes. A leader who gets it done. A team member who makes things happen. Is driven towards ACTION. However, most of us, at the end of the day, default towards INACTION. We lean towards giving up, or stalling, or procrastinating. We start with a great idea, but getting to the finish line and "shipping" as Seth Godin likes to say is a rarity.
One of the things I love about our Catalyst team is that we have team members who get it done. Action and completion is what drives them. I love being around leaders who are passionate about making ideas happen and moving the ball across the finish line.
So A few points on being a leader of action, and not inaction, and making sure this permeates through your organization:
1. create a plan and stick to it
2. set up a culture that is motivated towards completion, not idea creation
3. find doers, not talkers.
4. as the leader, let your team manage up way more than you manage down. Reversing the micromanaging system that many type A leaders automatically set up can free your team up to get things done.
5. if a project or initiative needs to be dropped, kill it immediately.
6. Celebrate action. Constantly. Let your team take pride in getting things done.