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A vision statement is a broad, inspiring image of the future state a business aspires to reach. It describes without specifying how aspirations will be achieved, or when. It is ambitious, and forward-thinking. It's not about where the organization is now, it's about what the organization will be, or aspires to be.
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Most would agree that in the world of professional basketball Michael Jordan is the greatest player to have ever played the game. What amazes me is his magnificent talent. Not many people could retire from the NBA, begin playing baseball, come back to professional basketball and still be at the top of his game.
There is another person in a similar profession that is truly amazing in his own right. A sport that is full of past and present heroes. A world that is extremely competitive. That world is professional golf, and the person is Tiger Woods.
Now, many of you would take issue with me if I said Tiger was and is the greatest golfer to ever play the game. And I know he has had some legal challenges over the past couple of years. The reason I think Tiger is a great champion is not just his talent to hit crushing drives, his passion for the game, or his ability to make clutch shots seemingly at ease. The reason I feel he is such a great champion is because of his focus when competing.
How To Make The Right Decision Every time
By Jeff Earlywine
I work with clients all over the world. I find many common denominators regardless if the business is in a rural area, major city, or 3rd World country. One of the most common is decision making. Some people just have a hard time making decisions, or if they do then pulling the trigger on it. Why?
Do you know of a great idea that will make you and your organization better? Have you been meaning to implement it, but just haven't done it . . . yet? What are you waiting for? Paul Tournier observed, "The greatest tragedy in life is that most people spend their entire lives indefinitely preparing to live."
The Fear of Leadership - are you afraid to be the boss???
By Jeff Earlywine
Fear. We have all experienced it, and to some degree are controlled by it. How do I know this about you? Think back to when you were a kid. At some point you probably didn’t like to go in dark rooms or walk down dark streets where scary sounds seemed to come with every step. The feeling you felt then will cause you to reach for the light switch today. Or how about when you asked that special person out on a date and he or she all but laughed in your face and said, “Not on your life.”
Want To Move Your Business to a Preferred Future???
By Jeff Earlywine
Do you REALLY want to move your business to a preferred spot in the future? A place where you call it success? In this short article we will explore in detail what it means to do just that. It will do this by comparing your business with stock car racing.
Stock car racing is one of my favorite sports, and has been most of my life. I have spent hours sitting on a hard bleacher watching 43 drivers race at speed exceeding 200mph, and doing it just inches from each other. It is a sport that has evolved from a bunch of moon-shiners showing off their “beefed up” cars to now a multi-million dollar industry full of high-tech computerized equipment. In the middle of all these high-powered engines, fast turns, and million-dollar paychecks are some basic principles to help you develop your preferred future. Below are five of those principles first explained in racing terminology and then made applicable to you.
What Must You Have To Be A Leader?
By Steve Turner
The foundation of management and leadership is values. They transcend every working situation that exists. There are no exceptions. Since they are so important, this is a good place to start. This article has more to do with you and your character than external tools per se, though these are certainly tools. Values have everything to do with you and me. We need to continually examine who we are and the “we” that we project.
A few years ago I met a person that had skills and a personality type much different than I first thought. After serving in a very successful leadership role for several years this person was offered the position to run an entire department at a fast growing university. Part of his duties also included teaching a full-load of classes at the university. When he arrived to class on his first day he had a notebook for each student. A notebook full of outlines for the lessons he was going to teach the entire semester. WOW! To say the least, I was impressed. I just knew that this man had to be the most organized person in the world.
Years later, however, I had the opportunity to work with his son, and I made the remark that he must have the most organized father in the world. His response was, “My dad is incredibly unorganized, but he makes up for it with his leadership personality. He knows the value of having a diverse team around him.” That statement, and learning experience, gave birth to this article on leadership personality.
How to identify people with leadership abilities
By Jeff Earlywine
I thought this might help you as you build an incredible staff...
1. Assess ability – Choose team players well, according to how well their strengths and skills fit the goals and tasks of your organization. Ask yourself, “Why does this person want the job? Ambition, a love for this kind of work, a sense of calling, an eagerness to succeed in our organization? Or has this person simply failed in three or four previous jobs?”
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