Last night my sleep pattern was severely disrupted. About 10:30 PM the nurses discovered I was running a slight fever. Immediately they jumped into action. On the Leukemia ward of the hospital anyone suffering from a fever is handled seriously.
Strategic Discipline Blog
Are you ready to get 2012 off to a roaring start? Would you like to get your team more inspired this year? Mike Schulte, Fleck Sales, earlier this year shared a video on what inspires your team. People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. It’s the soft spot in your business that is frequently ignored or not valued as critically as is required. This subjective aspect of your business is included as Core Values, Core Purpose on your One Page Strategic Plan. They are often overlooked. Jim Collins in Built to Last, and Good to Great provided supportive proof that these elements are critical to business success. This video Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action offers insight into why you need the “WHY” in your business.
If you want to improve something what should you do? First make it a priority, then begin measuring it. One of my clients and I share a goal to improve our lead generation activities. We‘ve been talking about improving performance for months and recently decided in order to improve our behavior we need to make this intention a priority. Establishing the priority came first. Then we had to decide to measure it and finally put accountability in place.
As today’s Fortune Growth Summit came to a close one of the coaches next to me, Howard Shore, whispered that this might be the best Growth Summit yet. I’d have to agree. Verne Harnish always wraps up the show with a short conclusion, several sponsor messages and today a comedian who is also a Jewish Rabbi. Rabbi Stephen Baars offered excellent comedic relief as well as an exceptional message on thinking. More of that in another blog. Todd Klein, author of Built to Change and Sally Hosghead, consultant and author of Fascinate: Seven Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation had great messages and ideas all share in the coming weeks.