Thoughts to inspire
growth and greatness.
Change is a reality in business whether we like it or not. Business environments change. Economies change. Team dynamics change. Technology changes rapidly. In fact, life in general is about change. And if we habitually resist change, we limit the potential of all that’s available to us.
Change is much easier when we choose to see it in a positive light. As we embrace change, we alter our perception of it from a bad thing to a positive thing filled with potential and opportunity. Human beings are amazing, and they can accomplish great feats once they open their minds to possibility and then decide to take action.
The ultimate key to your lasting success lies in a simple and timeless rule: Treat people the way you want to be treated, and better is a superior choice. The only way to achieve this is if you truly care. How deeply you care will determine the amount of business and success that comes full circle back to you.
In building a solid team, business owners face a very real challenge in a lack of credible, unbiased information. What you don’t know really limits your ability to hire, place, manage and develop team members. Clear and accurate information that positions you to build and develop the best team possible is no less important in realizing future growth.
A business owner who focuses on making as much money as possible typically believes their team members should have the same focus. By forgetting these people also have lives, hopes, dreams and desires, owners demand more and more from them. The reason is simple: When the focus is solely on success and the accumulation of wealth, people and their happiness and well-being are discounted and forgotten.
Exceptional companies stand out in a positive way in the hearts and minds of their customers. They accomplish this feat by delivering high-quality customer service experiences on a consistent basis.
It is the quality of each customer experience that matters most. The critical ingredients include exceptional people, exceptional products and exceptional services. Get these right on a consistent basis, and your business will always stand out as one of the greats in the hearts and minds of your customers.
Truly successful businesses aren’t merely money-making machines. They actually represent a tremendous opportunity to make life more pleasant and the world a better...
Trust and loyalty are a two-way street. As the leader of your business, trust and loyalty begin with you. When your leadership fosters trust and loyalty in your people, your top performers will return the favor — usually to an even greater degree. This in turn creates better customer service, satisfaction and loyalty.
In the end, each of us is left with the sum of the moments of our life. We’ll either be pleased with the life we lived or we won’t. Live your life with the intention of achieving balance among its differing aspects. You’ll not only be successful, but also — and perhaps more importantly — happy. As a business owner, you’re the foundation of your enterprise. The more energized, inspired and balanced you are, the stronger your company will be. When the quality of your life begins to fade, take notice and then take action.
One of the surest ways to damage a business from within is to hire ineffectively, not support continued learning and growth and undermine solid team members and their efforts. This last aspect comes about through unconstructive criticism, blame, lack of follow-through, ineffective communication and simply not appreciating those individuals who make up the company. These behaviors undermine self-worth, self-confidence and self-esteem in team members and also undermine the culture of a business and credibility of leadership.