Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Create Your Own Value

FM departments are notorious for not having all the resources needed to fulfill the mission. Yet virtually every one of us has small margins scattered about, people or budget line items that are under utilized. The question isn't what you have, it's what you're doing with it.

Smart FM leaders create their own value by putting the margin to work. If you are really aligned with corporate priorities and in tune with your customers and know what they need, maybe even before they realize it, then you have a value opportunity. Take advantage of it. Lead by thinking and then challenging. Take on new initiatives that look over the horizon and make a difference. Don't just lead the FM organization, use these opportunities to lead the entire organization. Create value.

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