Put Them Into Action!
Cromwell's command, "Melt the saints down and put them in circulation."
For us today, upon hearing this direction from Cromwell, there are a multitude of implications for us personally and on a variety of other levels.
However, for the sake of this blog let us use this command as it relates to our business.
Is your business suffering from dementia?
Unfortunately dementia ensnares the individual's mind and hampers progress and often transports and traps the beloved individual to a time past.
However, we must reap positive lessons from life despite the circumstances we find ourselves or loved ones in.
Therefore, as a business owner or leader, it is important to discover whether or not your business is in the beginning stages of dementia.
Late yesterday afternoon I received the most dreaded phone call that for me, rivals the worst news that I could ever hear.
It was the doctor's assistant calling trying to schedule my annual physical checkup.
When was the last the last time you had a business health checkup?
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.
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)
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.