“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
~ Henry Ford
With all the time team members spend together in meetings and talking to each other, it’s surprising how often they come away with different mental pictures of what the company is supposed to be and in what direction it’s supposed to be going.
Everyone sees the company’s future from their own perspective and function. It’s your job as the leader to repeatedly communicate your company’s vision and strategy to them. Even if you have to say it 50 or 100 times, do it.
If everyone on your team is on the same page, everyone will be more motivated and will do a better job; and you can do a better job giving them advice and support as needed.
Is Your Business at Risk of Failure?
Most businesses fail — they die a premature death. I hate to be so blunt, but this is the truth. The only thing that varies is just how many businesses fail.
What’s the number one cause of this failure?
Well, according to Dun & Bradstreet, the primary cause is lack of strategic planning.
Entrepreneurs and business owners don’t plan to fail. Rather, they fail to plan (which causes them to fail).
Today’s Question: Developed at DuPont in 1965, what is 5 times stronger than steel and weighs the same?
Previous Question: George Bailey, the character portrayed by James Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life, is loosely based upon which banker who was the founder of Bank of America?
Answer: Amadeo Giannini.
Giannini is credited as the inventor of many modern banking practices.
Most notably, Giannini was one of the first bankers to offer banking services to middle-class Americans, rather than simply the upper class.
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