In this edition ... A Harsh Wake-up Call ... Entrepreneurism - The Bureaucracy Antidote! ... Anger Management - 2 Rules... Disrupting The Universe ...
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!
Mark Cuban Just Gave Every Company in America a Harsh Wake-up Call
Changing times have affected the employer-employee relationship--particularly how individuals no longer want to spend their entire lives working for a single company.
"This reality has changed what it is like to be an employer," explains Cuban. "In the past, the default was that the best employees would want a long career with their employers, because that is what you did. You kept your job as long as you could. No longer."
The article describes six things leaders must do to keep the "Right People in the Right Seats."
Read more in Inc. article (4 minutes)
Quote I'm Pondering ...
"After only a short period of bureaucracy, most people stop learning and stop creating. ...The opposite of bureaucracy is entrepreneurism, the lifelong activity of creating new value for other human beings. To avoid bureaucracy, think and act as an entrepreneur."
Anger Management In Business - 2 Rules
Anger management is a “hot” topic today because people often get angry and don’t know how to express and vent their anger in a healthy way. If you have been in a business meeting where someone has “blown up” or “shut down”, you know what I mean. It’s very uncomfortable when it happens and leaves most of us pretty unclear as to what to do next.
Check out this article for two great rules to handle such a situation!
Read More (4 minutes)
What I'm Reading...
Disrupting The Universe is an article that turned up in the Summer 2019 edition of the Marriott Alumni Magazine, from my business school alma mater.
The article, adapted from the convocation address Whitney Johnson gave to BYU Marriott last year, describes the disruptive path to joy, growth, and success!
Whitney offers thought provoking examples of self-disruption in her own journey. From secretary, to investment analyst, to equity research, to co-founding an investment firm with Clayton Christensen at Harvard; Her bumpy path helped her discover her unique ability, where she continues to innovate through self-disruption and leads others to do the same!
Article (9 minutes)