If you recall when I first got into the hospital I wrote a blog Can Routines Really Set You Free? Little did I realize that getting back home would be a routine changer as well. Football legend Bear Bryant said, “It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”
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“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” -Syndey J. Harris
“Without a purpose any problem is too big.” Ernest C. Wilson, The Week that Changed the World.
This past week my wife Michelle visited some friends in the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay area and attended the Packer-Buccaneer game on Sunday.
I’m on vacation this week and decided to repost two blogs that I feel have a message that needs to be repeated. The following blog is from February 6th, 2014. People as noted in Jim Collins Good to Great are the #1 factor in business success. Making sure you are hiring the right people is critical to ensuring your business success. Rockefeller Habits best practices demand creating Core Values. How do you use those Core Values? If you’re not using them to develop questions to determine if you have the right candidates to fit your culture, you should consider developing them. Here’s an example from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh on how to use Core Values as they do to discover whether potential employees are a good fit in their culture.
You can expect something, but until it happens you never truly know how you are going to feel.
Did you know there’s a way to give that makes you feel better? It can actually help you avoid burnout. Did you know there’s a recommended amount of giving that rewards you most and that giving beyond that provides diminishing returns?
Are you on time? Do you run on Lombardi time?
What I’ve written about Zappos Core Values before bears repeating. We’ll examine using Core Values in your hiring and selection process focusing on a specific value that Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos is particularly fond of.
Working with our client’s one critical element to make sure a business does not get out of balance is making sure when you choose your priorities you balance your productivity measures with a people or relationship measurement. It’s your critical number that assures your effort to build more productivity doesn’t hurt the relationships with your customers, employees or shareholders.