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June 28, 2016

What are you putting up with?

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

I’m not a big fan of firing people, but here’s a question.  If you sold your business to someone who was an experienced proven builder of great teams, what current employee would not be there once the new guy figured out what was going on?

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June 27, 2016

The Hot Shot Rule

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

(I learned this from Kat Cole.)  If a “Hot Shot” took over my job today and I had no time to finish or pack, (I’m gone!), and the Hot Shot looked at my job and life, what is the one thing they’d look at that I was doing or accepted and would say, “This is unacceptable. I’m changing this asap”?

If they can do that, why can’t I?

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June 24, 2016

I was great – yesterday.

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Just because you made things better yesterday, doesn’t mean you don’t have the responsibility to make them better today.  

You’re still the leader.  

 

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June 23, 2016

Show them the future

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

People cannot achieve what they cannot believe or see.

The leader must give a clear picture of what the group is trying to achieve.  Not just numbers – explanations, word pictures, drawings, and feelings.  

When the team all knows what they are going for, they can believe it, and make it happen.

Do you need to paint a clearer picture for your team?

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June 22, 2016

Fool me once, shame on you…

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Now that your employees have worked for you for a time, would you hire them again, knowing what you now know?

If the answer is no, why are they still there?

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June 21, 2016

"Hell yeah, or NO!"

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

When hiring, don’t say “He’ll do I guess”, or “I just need someone right now, I think she might do”.

Get to know them through a variety of meetings – by phone, in person interviews, meals, and written questionnaires.  Don’t let them fool you – get to know who they really are.

Then if it’s not “Hell yeah!”, it’s a no.  Keep looking.

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June 20, 2016

What now?

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Leading an organization effectively is to constantly re-evaluate “what is most important now?”. 

So what is most important now?

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June 17, 2016

How to make a 10% profit

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Spend only 90% of your gross revenue in the operation of your enterprise.

Is it that simple?

Of course.

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June 16, 2016

Get people and let them help you

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

You don’t get paid for YOUR results.  You get paid for the results of your team.  

You can’t do this alone.  Let your people help you.  Tell them what you want, what you want the customer to experience, and how it will be measured.  Then let them do it.  Measure results and work to develop the team based on the results.

Your job is leader, not doer. Don’t forget that.

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June 15, 2016

Free Yourself

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Too often business owners feel like they have to scramble and work very hard and long to keep the business going, because they are nearly out of business or fear they would be if they didn’t continually make personal sacrifices of their time and effort.  Too often the business has enslaved it’s owner.

Is it time to free yourself from the tyranny of your business?  Is it time to take control of this monster you have created and make it work for you?

 

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