Think Daily for Businesspeople Messages
At my company our core values are -
Leadership – We don’t follow others, we lead.
Responsibility – We stand behind our products, services and actions.
Integrity – We are true to our word. We do what we say we are going to do when we say we are going to do it.
Innovation – We find new ways, large and small, to deliver better results inside and outside the organization.
What are yours?
Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. When it comes to employees, we should not try to fix their fundamental weaknesses – it’s not likely to happen. Instead we should put them in a position where their strengths are valued.
For an entrepreneur – a leader of a 3D organization, it’s very different. Your fundamental strength in marketing or sales or production or innovation got you started. But a business needs have have multiple healthy functions to thrive, and it will become obvious that the founder/leaders strength or it’s corollary has become their fundamental weakness.
A leader needs to grow personally in order for their business to grow. Either learn enough about your weaknesses to make them strengths, or learn enough to recognize strengths in others that fill in for your weaknesses and be smart enough to know what to ask them to do and how to measure their performance.
Are your strengths also your weaknesses in growing your businesses? Still?
Financial Statements are rear view mirrors – what happened in the past. They tell us how our past actions manifested financial results in the past. They do not ensure future results or predict them – you do.
Looking ahead, using imagination, and trying new actions will give us new results. When we look ahead, we should do so with the wisdom that our financial statements give us about how what we have do so far is working.
Know where you’ve been, and create a new even better future by changing what you are doing today.
Do you believe that the best people should be working for your company?
There are great people all around you. You know the ones – focused, friendly, and sharp. Your friends, relatives, neighbors, and friends friends. So what if they already have jobs….of course they do.
Why haven’t you asked them to work for you?