Archive for August, 2017
What Do Your Customers Want?
“I think that a lot of players and a lot of teams do not think of contact lenses as being a part of that essential gear, but it truly is. You want every competitive advantage you can find and obviously having great vision is one of those advantages” ~ Heather O’Reilly What Do Your Customers […]
Dangers Of Being A Perfectionist At Work
I am working with a client who is having difficulties getting his work done as a manager. As we began to dissect why, it became clear that he was doing tasks that could be delegated to other staff members. As we discussed this further, he would say things like, “It is just easier to do […]
Do You Need To Get Organized?
“Every noble work is at first impossible” ~ Thomas Carlyle We know being organized and efficient is an ongoing, evolving process. Once you have found or created a system that works, you must maintain it. You also need to be prepared to change your system as circumstances and situations change. I often hear […]
The Winds Of Change Will Blow
Yesterday, my daughter sent me a text while she was at work. This was unusual, so I knew that something had to be either really good or not so good. She told me her boss whom she has known for several years was let go. The small company she works for was sold a couple […]
Not Reaching Your Goals?
Why at times does it seem impossible to achieve the goals we really want? If we really want them, then we should not be lacking motivation, so what is it? I can only speak for myself, and I would have to say my biggest mountain to climb in reaching desired goals is time. At times, […]
What? Another Meeting?
In Verne Harnish’s book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” he states that successful businesses have daily meetings for 5-15 minutes, which he calls huddles. He states by having these huddles you can actually save time because you are focusing on what is happening that day. There are only three questions covered at this meeting and they […]
When An Employee Turns Out Bad
Have you ever thought you had hired the right employee for the job only to find out as time went by that this great employee has turned out to be not so great? Did you actually hire the wrong person for the job? Did they do such a good job of fooling you during the […]
A Second Chance
We often hear that we do not get a second chance at many things. This is true for some things, but for many it is not. I love the quote from Anne of Green Gables, written by L.M. Montgomery; “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” […]
A few weeks ago I wrote about The One Thing by Gary Keller and how if you can focus enough to get your goal down to “the one thing” and accomplish it, that it will act as a catapult for the other things that you want to accomplish. It takes focused thinking to bring everything in your […]