Leading your team to goal setting

Last week, I suggested that you communicate company goals to each team member so that your company-wide goals have context for them in their daily work and with their department’s goals. That’s only part of the job when working with team members and goal setting. The other part is making sure they have a process […]

Are you communicating company goals?

The natural thought process for small business owners at this time of year is often about goals, i.e.: “How can we do better next year?” Before you can answer that, you need to decide what “do better” means. What’s your process for thinking that through? If you decide it’s about increasing a high level focus […]

Ever have trouble breathing?

Ever have trouble breathing? Maybe you got hit hard and had the breath knocked out of you or maybe you choked on a McNugget. Doesn’t matter because while you were choking, you only wanted one thing: to breathe. Everyone knows that desire, which sets the stage for this video. In the video above showing Giavanni […]

9 minutes of “Will power”

Yesterday, I happened across this video montage of Will Smith interview clips that has him discussing what motivates him. His comments on persistence, work ethic and competition are a good listen and well worth the 9 minutes. Do you have that kind of will power?

What *finally* tripped your trigger?

During a recent mastermind session, the gang was talking about motivation and decision-making. While that was stirring around in my head, I managed to stumble across CC Chapman’s insightful post about inspiration. Stir in the TED Behind the Scenes video included in CC’s post, which I’ve included above. I strongly suggest you read CC’s comments […]

Take yourself seriously first

photo credit: skedonk Today’s guest post from AJ Leon is about getting serious about your ideas and goals. Dan Kennedy talks about “massive action” more times than you can imagine. That’s all about getting serious. Do you take yourself seriously? If not, how can you expect anyone else to?

Talking big, doing big

photo credit: Sam Judson This post about goals at 37 Signals is chock full-o-gold. Make note of the attitude shift that this post provokes, particularly the paragraph that starts “Hey, if Iâ??m going to stand on the podium of Le Mans…” See how the sentence that talks about the future of 37 Signals changes EVERYTHING? […]

On obscene profits and the joy of being average

Yesterday’s Eagle Court reminded me of the last few moments of this short 2 minute video guest post from Tom Peters. Note for those who might cringe at, be disgusted by or even “hate” the thought of a company earning the “obscene profits” extols: Mr Peters is a Democrat who spoke on the Obama campaign […]

Taken a pulse lately?

photo credit: TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ Ten months of 2009 are gone. Take the pulse of your business and ask yourself: “Is the business where I wanted to be by now?” Before you think this is all about the finances, it isn’t. It’s all about where you wanted to be. Maybe it’s about finances, but there might […]

What success looks like

photo credit: pshutterbug What does it look like to YOU, that is? To get where you are going most efficiently, with the least amount of distractions and dead end side trips, a detailed plan is essential. But it isn’t just about the plan. You have to be able to see the destination in your mind. […]