Think Daily for Businesspeople Messages

October 17, 2017

Sterile Dreams

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

What do you want in and from your business?  

If the activities and tasks for next steps are not in your calendar, it’s a dead dream.

What’s on your calendar today? Will those activities take you closer toward your big goals?

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October 16, 2017

Why would they work for you?

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

You know a great employee who is making a great contribution working somewhere else. Let’s say you asked them to work for you today. What reason would you give them that they shoud quit where they are working and come to work for your company?

If you don’t have a good enough reason, and you worked for six months to make a reason, what would it be?

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October 13, 2017

What is Your Brand?

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Your brand is the graphic image that people see. What does it make them think when they see it? In my industry we have identified three qualities of a great brand:

1) They know what we do when they see it.

2) It inspires trust.

3) It is memorable.

For 20 years, our brand was not right.  It was not memorable and didn’t represent everything we did as we added services. Then we got it right, and everything changed. Everybody knows us now.

If you are going to market anyway, you may as well get what you are putting in front of people right.  Set criteria, and pour over every detail.  Once you get it right, don’t change it.

What does your brand say (according to others)?

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October 12, 2017

The Highest Calling

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

“When you create a successful business, you improve the lives of hundreds, thousands or even millions of people.  There is no higher calling.” – from my book, The Highest Calling.

If you don’t do it well, you can make a mess too. Your business is a vehicle for you to make the world a better place.  A wonderful one.  And as it turns out, that’s how you succeed – by solving other people’s problems first. When your employees win, and your customers win, then and only then, you can win.  

How is your organization (group of people under your leadership), making the world a better place? 

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October 11, 2017

Functional Optimism

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

A leader has to have a vision of the future.  It’s easy to talk about grandiose plans and get people excited – for a bit.  But you have to be practical too.  If you have a habit of being all hat and no cattle, and not being able to come through on your plans, then you lose credibility and your ability to influence people in the future.

Cast grand visions – that can be achieved.

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October 10, 2017

Qualities people look for in a leader

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

In a brilliant book, “The Leadership Challenge,” they studied what qualities people look for in a leader.  While there were many, the top four were – Competent, Honest, Forward Looking, and Inspiring.

Take a minute to consider how you stack up in these four areas to your people.  Of course your opinion is biased and not the perception others have, but you can really find out if you were brave enough.

Competent, Honest, Forward Looking and Inspiring.

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October 9, 2017

Leader – Dealer in Hope

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

As we have said before, hope is not a strategy. We have to have a plan and do something. But hope is when people believe tomorrow will be better than today. If we can’t give people that, we can’t get them to engage and commit or stay.

Do you think your people feel like tomorrow will be better than today under your leadership?

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October 6, 2017

Credibility is the foundation of leadership

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

If they don’t believe the messenger, they won’t believe the message.

What can you do to perfect your credibility?

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October 5, 2017

Say no to get more done

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

One of the great secrets to time management and productivity is to do less.  Say no to things you don’t need to do.  Say no to things that are less important.  Say no to things that take up time but that won’t matter tomorrow.  Say no to things you could ask someone else to do.  Say no to things that just don’t need to be done.

By doing this, you’ll have more time to spend on the most important things – those things that will take you toward your major goal.

What do you need to say no to?

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October 4, 2017

Time management is not to speed life up.

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Time management is not to increase the speed of life – it’s to increase the quality of life.

When you are trying to get more things done in a day, ask yourself, is going faster in this direction helping me? Is it making me happier?

 

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