It is a fact that everyone needs to work in order to make a living and provide the basic necessities for themselves and their family. Consequently, the workplace environment and the value of the employees teaming together to achieve the business goals can not be underestimated. Therefore, it is essential that leaders understand this powerful effect that they can have on the workplace environment and consequently their employees and provide the ultimate working environment. This will not only enhance the lives of the team members, but empower them to meld together for the achievement of the company's vision and contribute to the success of the business in meeting the goals of the operation.
Vince Lombardi assumed nothing when it came to football. Football was his business and he wanted to win. Therefore, in holding up that football on that hot day in July in 1961, he stated to 38 seasoned football players, who had held a previous year's championship within their grasp, the basics of the game. He started the new season with fundamentals; the very building blocks of success in football or any other business for that matter.
just as with the majestic sight of birds flying in perfect symmetry, bystanders will "look upward" to gaze admiringly when your business is flying like a team. You will be noticed and new customers will be drawn as well as receiving the respect of you business peers. At With Purpose we want to aid you in your "southerly" journey in order to reach your business destination. Through team work building we will help your team to soar and fly above the trivial that would drag your business's efficiency and proficiency downward.
When it comes to enjoying the success of one's life or business, it is important to understand and embrace that the business and or our personal success is not thriving due to it's successful endeavors, but built on failures.
The business team must "pull together" and be in synch and each team member must utilize all of their abilities, skills and strength so that the team can be successful. We can help propel your "crew" so that they can become or be sharpened to become a team of purpose and united to "row" together towards your company's vision..
In your workplace, the business senses and possible vision of the staff and leadership has become clouded. Perhaps it has been a while since the last "vision" exam for your staff and leadership.We at With Purpose are available to provide that "eye" exam and provide the tools necessary to bring back focus.
Is your business suffering from dementia? Dementia is an insidious disease with many casualties. The primary casualty is the afflicted individual themself and the degrees of thievery that are multileveled. The levels of loss are clinically diagnosed and compartmentalized into stages labeled as one to seven with seven being the final and most severe stage.
Gratitude in the workplace is the glue that binds the extended workplace family together and empowers each member to receive and give gratitude. It is not hollow praise, but given in sincerity of heart and mind that reflects the leadership's attitude towards the meaningful work that is accomplished by the team.
It is time for your business to undergo that annual "physical." That "business physical" conducted by With Purpose will measure the weight of your operations and suggest methods and procedures that will help your operation to maintain its healthy business weight.
Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life. -Abraham Lincoln. Today, we can take the words of Abraham Lincoln to heart both in our personal life as well as in our professional life.
To regain focus, there needs to be commitment to reflection. A need to take a couple of steps back and reevaluate the purpose of the entire organization. Peter Drucker said, "Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action."
Let us look at the "pot roast being cooked in your business." Certainly, it makes sense both in the kitchen and in the business world to adhere to a "recipe." Often, these "recipes" are tried and true and are tasty and they work.
Wouldn't it be wonderful in our day-to-day business activities if we could do a "do over" or take a Mulligan. Perhaps a Mulligan could be claimed in the hiring of that new employee that didn't work out or perhaps a Mulligan could be claimed if we hadn't invested in that new inventory system after finding out that a newer and cheaper system came available or perhaps we could claim a do over when we should've expanded our service or vice versa.
Your business is a moving and dynamic organism and its continued success is dependent on its health through the meshing of other contributing parts. Consequently, being a moving and dynamic organism, those different parts and mechanisms of your organizational structure need to have various checkpoints or pause points as provided through checklists.
By looking into the future or to the horizon, the successful business owner can determine what are the emerging business trends, what pitfalls may be lurking on the horizon and bring clarity or magnify one's business vision for success.
Unfortunately, life is not that easy where we just simply connect the dots and voilà our dreams and pictures of our future emerge.
Sometimes, because of the adventure called life, we may skip a dot, miss a dot or fail, for whatever reason, choose not to follow the dots which then provides a whole different picture than the one we envisioned. In addition, to our personal and professional lives, the connecting of dots could be part of the process towards experiencing success in our business.
Change is a good thing because your business is dynamic and not static. Your business is ever moving, ever evolving, ever transforming and ever changing. Your business is a living entity empowered by you and your team in service to your customers.
Often as business owners we feel that we have "got this." But often an official "appraiser" needs to be summoned to either verify that our business operations are producing maximum effectiveness or in need of some moderate adjustments.
Consequently, the question that business leadership needs to reflect on and answer is that of purpose. Does the leadership team and team members know what the purpose or "spin" is for the business that is driven by strategies, training, actions, directions, etc.?
With Purpose is in the audit business. Our audits are not financial or energy audits, but business organizational audits. When we are invited in we observe the flow of communication within the organization, team building dynamics, energy flow from strategic planning, etc. We then offer strategies to infuse an increased level of energy within the organization. The purpose or goal being to ultimately ratchet up your company's business processes, build teamwork and help to increase your company's bottom line.
Often, we know our business is not as "fuel efficient" as it should be, but we don't know what is going on. We don't have the benefit of a "check engine light" on the dashboard of our business. Additionally, even if we know what is wrong, we sometimes don't know how to correct the "carbon clog" and, through no fault of our own, we have reached the limits of our experience and knowledge.
For the average CEO or other executive in a business or company, each has a business "toolbox." Generally, this tool box serves them and in turn their company well. They may pull out the "tool" of time management, or sale incentives, or some morale boosting emphasis within the company. Sometime these tools work and the minor adjustment through the pliers of time management or the wrench of sale incentives work.
Today, it is important for leaders to be in the boardroom. Leaders need to learn the business, to strategize, track income and expenses, etc. However, it is also important for leaders to implement their leadership skills in the workplace.
Reflecting back on that day I now see how important it is to sometimes come to a point where we allow others into our challenges and defer to their willingness to assist coupled with their knowledge and expertise. This deferment can not only be a part of our private life's, but our business ventures as well.
Medically, stress negatively impacts the brain and reduces the individual's ability to cope and may lead to depression. Secondly, stress places a severe strain on the individual's immune system. This in turn affects the body's ability to ward off illness.
Blind spots can occur within our own personalities such as character flaws or over indulgences that can adversely affect our health or other areas that contribute to our well-being. Additionally, we may have blind spots when it comes to interacting with others. Being overbearing, lack of listening, impatience, etc. can all be blind spots that we may not see or recognize in ourselves.
It is safe to assume that you personally or as a business owner have had to overcome barriers in your life. These barriers to success loomed large and may, at times, seemed insurmountable. However, you conquered.