Don't fly Alone - Make Sure You Have Your Fight Crew With You!
Don't fly Alone - Make Sure You Have Your Fight Crew With You!
Getting the right support at the right time is key to your business success. Check out how our panel of experts answers key questions about asking for and receiving support that propels them forward so they "don't fly alone."
Accountability is usually associated with punishment and finger pointing. Operations and talent management expert Ann Prenatt reframes accountability so viewers use it to ask questions and follow a specific system so everyone is successful in planning and executing on what’s needed to get desired results.
People often want new results but in general are not willing to change behaviors. They need a disciplined and consistent way to be accountable. Ann cites the multi-billion dollar industry of dieting and how people still maintain old behaviors because money and intention alone are not enough to get results. Important questions she asks the audience to consider and for which she provides guidance:
In her presentation, Ann Prenatt asserts that proactive approaches are essential to helping people plan and execute on goals so that they see their responsibilities, own them, solve them, and do them. She provides specific steps to ensure changed behaviors occur to improve individual and team performance. These steps include:
In this powerful and thought-provoking presentation, Ann Prenatt helps viewers take practical steps to empower, enhance, enable and engage people and systems so greater accountability and success occurs to celebrate. She imparts to the audience that putting accountability into your operations and using a specific system helps you communicate effectively, focus on results rather than blame, drive high performance, and build and strengthen relationships.
Ann Prenatt is highly qualified to provide human resource management assistance or help you in building strong, caring relationships. You can contact Ann at email@example.com
Want control, consistency, organization and efficiency? This presentation guides you to see how systems help you achieve abundance, freedom, work/life balance and respect.
Content Marketing expert Tom Ruwitch opens his presentation describing how he applied a social intelligence system that enabled him and his team at MarketVolt to consider a variety of approaches people use for solving problems. They did this with and for their team so that values and ways of operating were not inadvertently violated or neglected. By adopting this human systems process, his organization’s meetings become shorter, easier and of higher quality. He uses this story to springboard into other examples of how he has and continues to use systems to ensure his company and the clients they serve are effective in running, growing and living well in their business too. In this presentation, Tom describes the following examples of a:
RUN System: He shares how he used new systems to improve his customer retention ratings and how facing any and every business problem with a system-based solution inspires innovation.
GROW System: He shares how he used a systems approach to integrate lead generation processes from initial contact through the entire funnel cycle so he and his employees could get prospects into their database and stay on top of who is doing what and how.
LIVE WELL System: He shares a system he created and employs that enables him to personally work productively, in a healthy and balanced manner, and get more done.
Tom Ruwitch cites his many successes to his use of systems and recommends that no matter what systems chosen, it matters that each business owner determine them for how to RUN, GROW and LIVE WELL in the business. He recommends everyone to get support; the people and information to help you create a standardization approach in all areas of your life and work.
For support in defining your content marketing plans and sustainable systems within them, contact expert Tom Ruwich at MarketVolt by phone 314-993-3732 ext 18, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website www.marketvolt.com
Productivity expert Cathy Sexton turns conventional accounting practices on their head and helps people get real about the need to make profit first as a business owner. She addresses the necessary process for creating profit and collecting it no matter what your income, in order to experience sustainable and increasing success.
In this presentation, Cathy provides key insights from the book Profit First by Mike Michalowicz, whose information provided her a major money mind-shift and increased improvement in her business. She read the book over a weekend and touched upon the following:
Cathy’s personal stories and engaging examples help the viewer understand that even the most practical among us need to question the conventional way we have approached money and make significant changes so that profit is a reality and a stabilizing factor in your life and business. Cathy Sexton is founder and CEO of The Productivity Experts and a nationally recognized expert and speaker on productivity. To gain further support and information, contact Cathy at email@example.com or 314 267-3969
Marketing expert Steve Smart is fired up when he can help turn chaos into order and help business owners become more profitable through creating structure around their content and processes. He opens this powerful program by stating that marketing and operations are strongly tied together. He asks the audience this rhetorical question, “What is marketing?” After offering several definitions, he suggests the following as useful to remember, “Marketing is everything involved in successfully taking your product to market.” It’s finding what people want and delivering it to them. He suggests a shift in perspective is needed.
Steve Smart reminds the audience that ideal marketing provides leads, then revenue and then profits. He says in order for this to happen it’s important to think of marketing holistically so that you attract leads, close sales, and make sure you are satisfying customers throughout the entire buying and service continuum.
Operations are inter-related to marketing because they intersect through:
Steve Smart ends his presentation emphasizing the need to live your brand promise internally as well as externally. Intentionality helps everyone play a part of the process to deliver on the brand promise. You will be most successful if you put a structure in place to identify a list of all touch points and make sure everyone involved shares ideas, provides input and gets feedback afterwards to strengthen your values and service.
Steve Smart is helpful and believes in high customer satisfaction. He’s an expert at purpose and value-based marketing. Need help with your marketing efforts? Reach out to Steve Smart at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Torbit is a successful business owner with a growing, thriving business. He walks the talk, making culture and guiding principles a priority. He shares many stories about how he defines, clarifies and keeps his culture statement front and center with not only himself and his employees, he shares them with vendors and clients. In his presentation:
Chris Torbit is a consummate professional who is wise enough to know that business is more than sales and marketing. He knows that having a values-based and purpose-driven business is key to sustainable and effective growth. To learn more about great business strategy or for help in selecting the best in phone technology, contact Chris Torbit at 314-801-6700.
In this short but highly useful video, marketing expert Steve Smart offers compelling reasons why to clone your hard drive. He reminds us that while we back up our business files, we don’t consider the cost of a irretrievable hard drive. Reasons to clone your drive include:
Steve Smart is helpful and believes in high customer satisfaction. He’s an expert at marketing. Need help with your marketing efforts? Reach out to Steve Smart at email@example.com.
Having an understanding of the following six specific team tools and techniques provide structure and an approach to addressing problems and issues within your organization. Many team facilitators and organization leaders understand some of the following tools and techniques but do they know the proper do’s and don’ts for each and how to use them? Do they understand the benefits and procedures that make them effective? The six team tools and techniques for effective problem solving within your organization are defined as the following:
Brainstorming is a structured group thinking activity used to help a team generate as many ideas as possible within a short period of time.
Multi-voting is a way to reduce a large list of items to a manageable size by conducting a poll. It limits group discussion and minimizes difficulty. This is accomplished with a series of votes. Multi-voting often follows a brainstorming session.
Prioritization is a method of assigning scores to issues based on multiple criteria. The total scores for each issue are then compared to select the issue(s) to focus on first.
Cause and effect diagrams are also known as fishbones (because of their shape) or Ishikawa diagrams, (after their inventor, Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa, the Japanese quality control statistician). The fishbone diagram is a visual display of information using lines, arrows and words. It is designed to focus on root causes rather than symptoms and to represent the relationship between an effect (what is wrong) and its causes.
A checksheet is a worksheet used to collect data. Data must be collected carefully and accurately. Using a checksheet makes it easier to collect, compile and analyze data consistently.
A Pareto chart is a form of a vertical bar graph with a cumulative percentage line overlaid. Pareto charts help organize data to show the major factor(s) that make up the subject being analyzed.
To learn the full definition, when to use, the benefits, procedures, do’s and don’ts and examples for all of these Tools and Techniques, go to the following address and request a copy of the full article “Team Tools and Techniques for Problem Solving”:http://www.alliancetechnologiesllc.com/contact-us
Are you tired of sleepless nights, unproductive feelings of stress and anxiety, relationships constantly under duress, and not being yourself at the top of your game?
One of my earlier BLOGS pointed to the Tyranny of the Urgent and the importance of setting priorities in order to be happy, productive, and successful.
Why is it we have time to do things over, but not time to do them right the first time?
The internet has been a game changer in our lives, but is your life better off as a result of the internet? The answer to that question is probably “it all depends.” Being overwhelmed day in and day out can be stressful. We’re literally being bombarded with activities that drain our energy. It’s important to admit we are sabotaging our lives and can make the choice to live healthier and longer lives with less stress.
Did you ever try to catch butterflies when you were a kid? Catching butterflies is not an easy thing to do. At a minimum it’s difficult to catch butterflies without a net. Getting caught up is like catching butterflies. We are often unsuccessful, because we flitter from one task to another. No matter how hard we try, we become overwhelmed with activities and tasks.
NEWS FLASH …..Stop trying to CATCH UP! It’s futile. Now, don’t you feel better? You have actually accomplished something.
You might be asking, “Why is a sales expert writing about time?” What makes me a time management expert? In the selling game ‘time is money.’ Over the years, I have constantly honed my time management skills because there are a jillion time wasters in selling. It’s like skeet shooting. There are always clay pigeons disguised as real priorities everywhere you turn. In selling you can literally waste hours, and even days of time if you don’t develop good time management habits.
It might be easier to wheel you into your local hospital for surgery on your brain but you could settle for a simple paradigm shift to make profound change in your life. Change requires effort and forming new habits on your part, but in the end it’s safer and less costly than brain surgery.
The real culprit in our lives is the…Tyranny of the Urgent*
To illustrate my point, in my last job before starting my own business, I asked one of our people (an up and coming super star). “How do you decide what to work on every day?” His comment was simply, “I work on what comes across my desk.” This thinking is easy but produces mediocre or poor results.
Our lives will always be too full. You may believe there’s a lot more to do than you have time and energy to accomplish. It’s like someone put you on a tread mill and then turned the speed up as fast as the treadmill will go. To be successful you have to discipline yourself to practice making good choices. Decide what’s important, what really makes you happy. When you focus on your relationships with your friends, family, children and colleagues, you bring great joy into your life. Being healthy spiritually, physically, and mentally forms the foundation for all you do. Having worthwhile work is motivating and rewarding. It’s that simple. You then enjoy a place you can call home and transportation to get you around. Everything else is just small stuff.
You will never be satisfied with “stuff”. “Stuff” gives short-term satisfaction but is a fleeting form of gratification…
How you prioritize, what you decide to do every morning when you get up, isn’t going to get any easier. Make the decision right now you are going to take action to make better choices about what’s important in your life before it’s too late. If you don’t value your time, don’t expect others to value it either. Give you and your family the greatest gift of all.
Live a quality life built around things that matter most.
If you’re interested in learning more about the art and science of taking control of your life, sign up for our free membership trial or become an e4e member. Once you sign up, go to my 7 Steps to Sanity in a World Gone Mad in the Articles section of the e4e community.
Every business requires documents to be signed. If your company is still waiting for physical signatures and faxes, then you might be able to introduce a new workflow to save you time. Imagine all the following scenarios in your business: