What Is The Purpose?

Did you know that there is even a purpose to the various peculiarities in the manufacturing of tennis balls and that even the "fuzz" that covers the standard ball has a specific purpose?

Specifically, there are three reasons as to why the tennis ball is covered with that "fuzz."

Your business processes should be purposeful as well.

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How do you communicate?

Over the past few months, people have asked us to listen to the way they speak. More specifically, to listen to the words they use in a presentation, a speech, conversation with co-workers, and family members. The reason why? To make sure that they are delivering what they feel other people need to hear.  Notes are taken and the feedback based on the request is provided.

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” (George Bernard Shaw)

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Check Business Light

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.

Therefore, sometimes we just need to reach out to others who have the experience or knowledge to help us clear the "fault codes" in our business and getting us running again profitably and efficiently.

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Barriers to Success

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.  You did this by going through the barrier, under the barrier, over the barrier, removing the barrier, or around the barrier.

The fact is you overcame the barrier and either you, your company or both were the better for it.

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Support in Celebrating

Celebrations are all around here in Arizona!

What are some areas that you or your business could be supported in? How does celebrating small and large benchmarks take place in your life or organization?

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Connect the Dots

In this puzzle, the instructions were to connect with a line dot one to two to three and so forth.  When all of the dots were connected a picture or illustration would emerge.

If you think about it, there are a number of similarities between this simple game of connecting the dots and things that happen in our life or that we are involved with.

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Cheer Leading

their favorite managerial expression was "to stay in your lane."  The power of this illustrative remark was not only offered to us, but one that they tried to stay true to as well.  The explanation offered was that we as the staff were the "experts" and if they could do our job then there would be no need for our positions.  Consequently, they pledged their loyalty to this philosophy of leadership style and promised just to cheerlead or cheer us on.

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Energize Your Business

After many disappointing turns of the key in the ignition the early prognosis was a dead battery. Spying a Walmart in the distance, my adventure continued as I began my trek to purchase a replacement. Fifteen minutes later and perspiration soaked, I arrived at the automotive department only to find that the old battery was needed to replace the new battery. With frustration mounting and purchased tools in hand, the arduous journey back commenced.

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Plate Spinners

It is interesting to note that the world's record for spinning plates stands at 108.

There are a number of parallels that can be drawn with this engaging act and the way that sometimes business is conducted.  The plates can represent the various activities that happen in any given business.  Those plates could be labeled as the sales plate, marketing plate, customer relations plate, customer service plate, etc.

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How to Sleep Like a Leader

However, it is also important to remember that, as the leader within the organization, that many are dependent upon your continued success. Specifically, it would be your employees, your stakeholders, your family and above all, YOU!

Therefore, it is important to consistently invest in your well-being and one of the best ways to maintain your health, energy and drive is to Sleep Like a Leader.

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