“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” -Syndey J. Harris
Strategic Discipline Blog
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.
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.
Yesterday started with good news as I got my blood work done at St Luke’s Physician Clinic in Cedar Rapids, the numbers all came back well above the point where I need a transfusion. Then Dr. Hosne Begum stopped in to say, “You’re Amazing!” And then added, “And your wife is more amazing!” I’d handled the fever well and despite being diagnosed with pneumonia through a CAT scan I still feel very good.
Those of you who read A Lesson from Good To Great Stockdale Paradox – 3rd Biopsy Results know the results from my third biopsy were not what I’d hoped. Thursday evening late I got more bad news about the results from my fourth biopsy. What the doctors had hoped would happen, the good blood cells would return faster and denser than the leukemia did not occur. In fact the mass in my bone marrow increased to 20%, however the Leukemia cells (blast) increased from 71% of the cells to 82%.