If you have ever lived in a house or an apartment which was 15, 20, 25, 30 years old or more you might appreciate what happens over time. The foundation is settling over the years or the constant rumbling of heavy trucks or buses going by have taken their toll. They seem to come out of nowhere and then they are there.
Cracks in the walls – some start really small and others just seem to space out and gaps are there. One thing is for certain… if you leave these cracks unattended and not repaired they will only get worse.
Okay Mitch – STOP! Please tell me – tell us there is a point here about our business – about our continued personal growth journey – tell us please that this has not become a blog for ‘This Old House’.
Right On! Sure. Where to begin – here are three potential cracks to be aware of in your business – identify them – repair them as soon as possible.
You as a leader? Are you learning and growing?
If not, where are the cracks forming in your leadership style. One of my favorite John C. Maxwell stories is when he describes the ‘leader with no followers.’ ‘These leaders are out for a walk in the park, alone!’
So the question remains – what are you doing to sharpen your leadership skills on a regular basis?
For your team working alongside you in your business: Is every single person the right person for the position they have in the organization? This comes up often when working with my business coaching clients. One of their employees is not working out the way they expected. Upon further discussion together it is clear the signs were there for a long time. However, everyone kept trying to get the square to fit into the round hole. It will never happen no matter how hard you and everyone else tries to make it happen! This is more common than you might think.
Another area which arises in a variety of business types is basically from the saying “loose lips sink ships”. Why sales people feel the need to stretch out the the values and potentially the contractual agreement with sideline verbal promises – who knows. Worse yet is when a potential or actual customer has learned about some of the private inner workings of the organization. How this helps anyone feel more secure and confident about working with your organization is beyond my pay grade! This type of behavior needs to be handled and addressed immediately upon learning of it’s existence.
In summary –
Three Cracks In Your Business to Identify and Repair Fast!
- Are you honing your leadership skills on a regular basis?
- Define the role and hire the person who will best fit the role and the culture of the organization.
- ‘Loose lips sink ships’ – what is the message you want the world to hear about your business.
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Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching.