In this edition ... A Happier New Year's Day in 2021 ... Eliminating Confusion ... Without Vision The People Perish ...
Here is your weekly installment of Tuesday Traction Points - Key things I'm seeing and experiencing that give me, and the entrepreneurs I work with, Traction!
A Happier New Year’s Day in 2021
Something is wrong with this picture. Every January, people all over the world make new year’s resolutions - firm decisions to do or not do something. Depending on where you get your numbers, 80 to 90 percent of them fail!
The approach most take to set resolutions is where the problem begins. Fortunately, there is a better way to make resolutions and get better results!
While it’s important to be “resolute”, a basic new year’s resolution will set you up to fail. Why?
Read my blog post for the whole story (3 minutes)
Quote I'm Pondering
“Healthy organizations believe that performance management is almost exclusively about eliminating confusion. They realize that most of their employees want to succeed, and that the best way to allow them to do that is to give them clear direction, regular information about how they’re doing, and access to the coaching they need.”
Patrick Lencioni, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business
Without Vision The People Perish
This statement comes form Proverbs 29:18 in the Old Testament. Two interesting points about this verse...
First, the word translated as "perish" comes from the Hebrew word "paw-rah" - referencing a woman's long hair out of it's covering and blown all directions in the wind. Without clear vision in your company, the people will essentially be blown in all directions.
Second, the other part of this verse says "he that keepeth the law, happy is he." OK, so your vision is not "the law", but it's amazing how happy everyone is when they know where they're going and are all rowing in the same direction!
Read this article by Mark O'Donnell on the EOS Worldwide blog about the power of Vision building (3 minutes).
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