Step Up or Shut it Down
As Jim Collins says in his bestseller, Good to Great, “good is the enemy of great.” In business, coasting may seem like a good plan but really you are simply giving your competition time to pass you. If you are not innovating in your services, products or delivery you can be assured that there are those who are and while you may enjoy some level of success currently, the gap between you and your peers is narrowing.
While some view improvement in efficiency as simple cost containment, improving your internal processes can have a dramatic effect on your bottom line.
When working with your business, we will evaluate both internal and external factors. As a true consultant, we do not bring with us the bias related to creation (we are not afraid to call your baby ugly) so you can count on an honest assessment which is intended to advance you in the market. (Hey, how else do we continue to bill you?)
If you are ready to get out of your holding pattern and take your business to the next level simply fill out our contact form and start the dialog!
As compelling as a person is, communication is really about a dialog, not a monologue. As one of the core ideals of the T-Suite™ and a fundamental of success, Derek Fournier provides speaking sessions, training, keynotes and workshops on this often overlooked practice.
While many firms focus on flowery words and spend days on picking visuals, the focus at Plain Sight Strategy Group is on the end result. Does the concept or idea you are trying to convey get received, as intended by your target?
Seem simple? The best things always are. Sadly, most people stink at communicating. Fortunately, while we stink at most things at first, with some guidance and a healthy amount of practice people can improve dramatically. In the case of communication, most people take it for granted and that is the core of the issue.
Stop overlooking one of the most fundamental keys to success and book an appointment to review your communication approach.
Nobody cares as much about your business and success as you do, right? Why is that? The cop out answer is related to compensation but while compensation matters (you are not doing this as a hobby are you) what is more important is true bi-directional accountability. As a leader, your effectiveness is directly gated by your ability to compel your team to care as much as you do.
About the business. About your customers. About each other.
The essence of this is not compensation. It is compassion. Now before you write this off as a nicety left to non-profits and feel good stories, realize that the emotional connection you share with your team and your customers will absolutely impact your success. By creating an environment where your team knows what is expected of them and, in some cases more importantly, what they can demand of you, you will be build a company that people will fight to be associated with. A wonderful side benefit of that cultural shift is that it becomes evident to your clients and your potential clients. Your culture becomes your best marketing advantage and your actions, which are dictated by that culture, become a competitive advantage.