Here are 6 and 1/2 ”Beam me up Scotty" bullet points to surpassing the competition and achieving
Good, now put it aside until tomorrow and then at lunch pull it out and read it. You will find that you now have an even better idea. during lunch, even if you have to use a napkin. Do this . At the end of the week see how far your thought process has progressed. I promise it will give you a good feeling.
You feel secure in your world, things are going well so why change? Because if you are not changing you are not growing and if you are not growing you are dying. Your competition will be the ones driving change and they will be seen as the ones with vision and potential.
(What’s the key word?) Jumping off a bridge or bungee jumping off a bridge are different. One is a calculated risk that you WILL live. Find and develop the calculated risks and then take them. I like to go big right out of the gate, but if you have some fears, start small and overcome them with a little time
People want change but THEY do not want to change. Failure to change on your part is due to one or more of these:
C) Taking a Risk
D) Doing/follow thru
People would rather cling to what they know, versus risking getting something worse. Let me ask you: Which will bring you closer to achieving your dream: or the Status Quo? Ok, so what are you waiting for!
(what’s the key word?)
Answer all the questions below:
Why would I want to work for me? _____________________________
Why would I NOT want to work for me? _____________________________
Check off below which way TODAY. Not the way you want to manage and not the Disney version in your head of how you think you manage but an honest objective view of how you manage. (if you are having trouble ask a few of your people to do it, ones that will be honest. That will open your eyes! It did mine!
(This exercise helps you identify YOUR development needs!)
How well do you know YOUR peoples dreams? How specifically do you know them? Check off only one. BE HONEST! You are only fooling yourself.
_____ I know of every dream (aspirations both professional and personal)
_____ I know the long term employees or the ones I'm friends with
_____ I can guess what they are just by looking
_____ Dreams? My people have Dreams?
When you help them achieve their dreams they will do better work. When they do better work, you win and you will now achieve your dreams.
"Before you can get what YOU want you must first help someone get what they want."
Finally ask everyone that works for you, to rate their satisfaction with (your company) on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Now ask them to list 1-3 things that would make it a 10 and why. You will be able to affect some and not others. Take the ones that you can affect and start making a difference.
This is the end of part 1 of a 2 part series. If you liked it send me a note and I will send you part 2. For those that didn't like it, thanks for reading this far, and I wish you great success.