Posts Tagged 'effective business strategy'

Love at Work Really? Really! (Part 2)

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Love at Work Really? Really!   (Part 2)

In the last issue we began establishing a common understanding to the meaning of love in business and building a business case for creating more love at work. Today we continue our discussion by focusing on:

  • How to recognize love in the workplace so you can create more love in your business
  • Specific financial benefits companies achieve when more love is created in business
  • Strategies to take action on to create positive change in your business

First let’s recap love’s meaning that we sought ...

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Love at Work Really? Really!

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Love at Work Really? Really!

What is your initial reaction when you hear that successful CEOs, owners and executives want more fulfillment, love and meaning in their businesses, not just their lives?  If your response is, “Love at work really – come on, work is not the place for love!”   Then possibly it’s simply a difference in definitions, beliefs and expectations of love that creates this misunderstanding.  Before you read on it would be helpful for you to consider and answer:

  • What does love at ...
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Breakthrough Success Strategy™ for Top Line & Bottom Line Growth

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Breakthrough Success Strategy™ for Top Line & Bottom Line Growth

Over the past 9 blogs we’ve taken the opportunity to gain greater clarity into the Soul of your business, with that insight let’s consider how it fits within the bigger context of your business.  If you missed the last 9 issues, we’ve just finished taking a journey into The Soul of A Business™ to gain clarity for each of the 9 core elements (as listed in image).

The Soul of A Business is what leadership, employees and customers (The Business Trinity™) align to. Creating and maintaining this ...

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The Soul of A Business™: Vision

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The Soul of A Business™: Vision

What would we be without a vision? Leaders always have a vision; a dream of where they want to go, who they want to become or something they want to accomplish. Visions cause us to stretch, grow and take quantum leaps to achieve what we know is truly possible.

As we grow and evolve new possibilities emerge. Our visions must grow and evolve with us, making them somewhat dynamic. As with anything dynamic, the clarity of vision will fluctuate within a range ...

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The Soul of A Business™: Mission

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The Soul of A Business™: Mission

Clearly defining the soul of your business is critical to achieving a higher level of success.  Over the next 9 articles I’ll provide valuable insights and actionable strategies you can use to gain/regain clarity on each of the 9 core elements that compose The Soul of A Business™. Those 9 core elements are:   Mission, Vision, Values, Principles, Spirit, Culture, Love, People and Relationships.

This week we begin with Mission.  What is the Mission of your business that passionately burns deep within ...

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Optimize Business Potential & Create Breakthrough Success

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Optimize Business Potential & Create Breakthrough Success

Last week we discussed the significance for building and maintaining a solid business foundation to withstand the stress and weight of the growing organization so that business growth is sustainable. That a solid business foundation exists when there is alignment within The Business Trinity™; which is the unity of a company’s leadership, employees and customers.

Broken down further, the heart of business is people so it stands to reason that if each person’s roles and responsibilities align ...

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Align Business Trinity and Optimize Sustainable Business Growth

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Voice of the CustomerThe Business Trinity™ is the unity of a company’s leadership, employees and customers.  Each person within this Trinity changes, grows and evolves daily. The dynamic nature of people and relationships creates misalignment within the relationships, but also to the vision, goals, objectives, priorities, and capabilities.

At first this misalignment can be subtle and subtle changes tend to go ...

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Preparing to Breakthrough

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Preparing to Breakthrough

Fall is one of my favorite times of year as I love the transformation it brings. While enjoying the beauty of the trees a huge gust of wind came roaring through plucking the vibrant colored leaves from their branches. As the leaves swirled around me, I realized we too must go through a Fall transformation before we can breakthrough.

All year the trees grow and evolve, stretching to become something greater; then the season of Fall ushers in the beautiful transformation ...

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Relationships are the Heart of Successful Companies

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Success in business (as well as our personal lives) is all about relationships and relationships are all about real communication. During major catastrophes like Hurricane Sandy when the ability to effectively communicate fails, the depth of this reality becomes clear.

Effective, real communication is the lifeblood that feeds relationships; relationships are the heart of successful companies. Their ability or inability to function optimally together creates life (success) or death (failure).

To function optimally, collectively leadership, employees and customers must be aligned to ...

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Defining Ideal Customer Profile

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Today’s Make It Actionable™ Breakthrough Success Strategy™ is for you if your company is: not attracting enough customers, not loving the customers you do attract, or not getting fair value for services. Possibly your cost to serve and cost of sale are too high or customer-facing employee morale is suffering. If any of these apply, they are symptoms your company is serving the wrong customers.

It’s impossible for our companies to be the best fit for all customers and for ...

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