FOr any organizational transformation effort to succeed discipline and accountability must become the bedrock of the culture. How do determined young men become navyu SEALs? How do elite atheletes achieve peak performance? One word for of these is: Discipline. They cut out everything in their lives that do not add value to fulfiling their goals - the people, behaviors and distractions that drwan them further from greatness.
Mentally scroll to the end of your life. What will be your biggest regrets? The statistics are there, thanks to researchers who have asked the question. Top regrets tend to center on relationships ans work, although people describe their regret about relationships more strongly than their jobs andother nonsocial parts of their lives. According to Neal Roese, professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, who conducted research on the subject.
The opening minutes of a face-to-face meeting at a networking event sets the tone for the rest of your conversation with peers. Even though you may not know each other personally, it is important to introduce yourself and set aside the first few minutes for something other than busnies talk. Most of the time, you will be unfamiliar with the person you are introducing yourself to, so it is importan not to have a drawn out awkward silence.
press coverage of tech companies can make it seem like long-running founder-CEOs are tje norm. They are actually not. People like Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos are notable because they are so exceptional. While the reality is that long-lasting founder-CEOs are exceedingly rare. Research from Noam Wasserman, author of The Founder's Dilemmas, Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls that Can Sink a Startup, shows that four-out-of-five entrepreneurs are forced to step down.
Though we sacrifice much in the name of success, deep down we desire something more meaningful -- a grnuine sense of purpose and fulfilment. It is possible to experience this sesne of purpose without giving up the pursuit of success. How? By serving others. A big misconception about giving back is that it requires a substantial investment of time or significant contribution of money.
When you think of innovation, genuises like Thomas Edison, who labored day in and day out to create new ideas and products, probably come to mind. Or Einstein, who had such incredible insights based on his experience and experiments. Based on these examlpes, it can seem that innovation must spring from deeo experience, and so, when you start to create a new product or service, you should invite in the experts.
"A brand is a promise." That grand old adage is not really right, especially not in an economy dominated by service businesses. Growing companies often get so cuaght up in the quest for better products and bigger markets to deliver on their "brand promise" that they pay too little attention to what customers feel and experience. That is mistake, becuase the experience is where value creation actually happens, dominated by customers resulting emotions.
If yopu consistently put unhealthy foods in your body, your body will become unhealthy. Your body is a natural system governed by priciples. In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Dr. Stephen Covey defined aprinciple as "a natural law like gravity. It is different that a value. Values are subjective; principle are objectinve. Gravity... if you drop something, gravity controls it and pulls the thing towards itself."
YOu put in extra hours, nail the project and the client tells you in a passive-aggressive email that is not what he wanted. You are scheduled to deliver the morning keynote and traffic is at a standstill. After collecting her Christmas bonus, your star employee takes a job with your biggest competitor. Even if you love what you do, chances are there are parts of it that stress you out.
When you are on a journey for weight loss, career changing, learning new hobbies, or building your business -- it is essential to have your brain the right place. Without having your mind in the right area, you can easily lose focus leading to a one-way street of over thinking, over analysing, critical judgement, playing it safe, and thus making your goals feel like mission impossible. Mindset traps are the result of past.