Every organization needs a strong team. Every progressive organization needs a dynamic team that will lead the organization forward. Without a dynamic team of unique personalities, likes and interests the creative culture and the life of an organization grows bland and stale. Individuals who are nontraditional create a healthy tension in the way ideas are generated, shared and executed by offering unpredictable perspectives. Some of dynamic individuals include:
Freaks – As Tom Peters put it, freaks are the only (only) ones who succeed – as in, make it into the history books. Jeremy Gutsche states that Nontraditional thinkers offer the maverick ideas and the personality a company needs to adapt.
At the beginning of the day, every organization must ask themselves the provocatively dumb “Why?” question; “Why are we doing this?”
Non-monetary success cannot be determined without understanding your true purpose behind what you do? Getting into business to make money is not the purpose, it is merely a result of the vision that birthed the idea which has been translated into a viable business.
Yes, there is a difference between Vision and Mission. Sadly enough, most organizations do not know the difference, and end up creating unnecessary confusion within their organization – resulting in stunned forward momentum. In a nutshell…
The bigger picture
How you envision the world
The process of achieving the Vision
The action & activity
The methods, systems, approaches
When the Vision is not reached, it is not the Vision that needs changing, but the Mission – the methods of attaining the Vision.
A great way to cut business expenses is to hold business meetings remotely. Using online meeting platforms, like Go to Meeting, you can save on time and money – potentially on a full day of travel time and travel costs.
A colleague of mine made an interesting point regarding the current state of the market, particularly the tens of thousands of layoffs we are seeing. The point is this – there is no real evidence that the companies cutting the jobs are in a critical financial position to need to layoff the people, they are merely using current conditions as an excuse to get rid of people they’ve been trying to eliminate, but could not find a good reason to do so.
When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either. Leo Burnett
What happened to setting audacious goals; outrageous goals that are followed by mockery and laughter by others, including your friends. Think about it. Who and what is standing in the way of you achieving the impossible? Every highly successful person has this mindset. You will only be as successful as you see yourself.