In this edition ... Five Ways to Avoid Making an ASS out of U and ME... What Makes You Come Alive? ... Finding Your Business Sweet Spot ...
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5 Ways to Avoid Making an ASS out of U and ME
A Catchy Saying
We have heard the catchy saying, “Never assume, because when you ASSUME, you make an ASS of U and ME.” But there’s a lot of evidence that people don’t follow this maxim! In our fast-moving world, it can be difficult to slow down and make sure we have our facts straight. In order to keep pace, we tell ourselves, it’s OK to cut a few corners in fact-checking because in our convenience-food, streaming-video, instant-gratification world, we crave getting to answers fast, and we pride ourselves on being right about the conclusions we reach with our quick observations. Right?
Your Orientation to the Future
This is important, because as a business leader, you are creating the future of your business based largely upon your assessments of the people and things in and around your business. Your personal judgements and opinions will orient you toward or away from future actions or results.
Read on to see how assessments create your future and how you can avoid making assumptions that will put you at risk.
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WHY YOU NEED TO FIND YOUR BUSINESS'S "SWEET SPOT"
Harry Beckwith says, “People don’t lead, purposes do.”
Recently, I worked with a client who became a firm believer in this statement. He is the son who inherited a successful 20-year-old family business and is now struggling to pay the bills. He has been drifting away from the company’s core business and has become distracted.
During a conversation we were having, I asked, “Why do you do what you do?”
“I do it for the money!” he replied.
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