Management

When turbulence hits, what sets your organization apart from the rest?

As we enter the New Year, I would like to highlight once again one of the most important success factors for your business...the power of resiliency!  We discussed this at our planning retreat on December 5th and I thought another review was very fitting as we ring in the New Year! As I often tell my clients, in business you have to get good at managing change and get good at recovering from it. Of course, many of you know the importance of resilience in your personal lives, but if you haven’t recognized it as an essential component to the success of your organization’s health, this is the next vital step. 
As a business coach, one of the biggest challenges my clients often face is the need for their team to take ownership and accountability for their work. Accountability, when appropriately and effectively employed, can transform your team and business.  
Quite often I run into business owners who know they are in need of assistance but are confused whether they need a coach or a consultant. Often they are not sure what the difference is between the two or they don’t know which one would be appropriate for their situation. The difference between consulting and coaching can appear subtle, but there are distinct differences and both approaches are valuable.
As a coach, I’m always looking for ways to be mentored by others. In a recent, informal discussion with my project specialist, she mentioned the importance of mindfulness and its positive effects on our daily lives. Then, shortly after that, I saw an article from McKinsey and Company on “The art and science of well-being at work” and they were promoting the power of mindfulness as well. 
High-performing employees are key contributors to the success of your company. Because these employees have demonstrated that they know how to produce results, you might think that your time is better spent motivating non-performers. However, this is counterproductive. Your high performers have already shown that they can set goals, solve problems and achieve results. Just think how much more they can accomplish if you focus on motivating them and helping them continue to develop.
Strengthen your business. Produce the results you want.