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Posts tagged 'Sustainability'

Is Business Insanity on the Rise?

in·san·i·ty
inˈsanədē/
noun
The practice of doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

You would think that this definition would become less and less accurate over time as more people are exposed to it. And you would be wrong. Small business owners (and more than a few executives in larger firms) seem to be determined to prove this particular stereotype true year after year.


And, with another year just about in the books, it’s worthwhile to take a moment to explore some of the key symptoms of business insanity to help you identify and treat this dangerous disease.

Vision  Sustainability  Results  Overwhelm  Leadership  Balance

12-28-2015 17:39:09
 

The One Thing...


I love the scene in the film City Slickers where Mitch, played by Billy Crystal, is sitting around the campfire with Curly, played by Jack Palance. Curly shares some wisdom with Mitch.

Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is?
[holds up one finger] This.
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don't mean s***.
Mitch: But, what is the "one thing?"
Curly: That's what you have to find out.


What if there is One Thing in business that is so powerful that it outshines all the other THINGS you’ve been taught? Well, there is such a thing. It isn’t a silver bullet and it requires real focus and persistence to get it right but the payoff is huge.

Value Creation  Sustainability  Scalability  Process  Leadership

06-14-2015 15:36:01
 

“I have had five different outside people comment on the changes they have observed since the program started. They used words like Things are different around here. People are now working together in a collaborative way I didn’t see before. This place is alive all of a sudden! When I came in here two months ago this place was like a morgue! What did you do?” – Financial Institution

 

“I never would have believed that we would accomplish the expectations that were set out in the first meeting, but we did!” – Service Industry

 

“As a result of our commitment to the Strategic Plan, our sales are up over 300% from our sales as of this date one year ago.” – Basket Manufacturer