look closely (backwards)… is hope enough?
You’re in an important meeting. The leader is looking for input. The team is looking for direction.
The leader talks the most. Most people don’t say (contribute) much, if anything.
Eventually the meeting ends.
Both groups depart feeling cheated in a way.
Who’s to blame, the one who doesn’t say, or the one who doesn’t ask?
People are quiet, not because they have nothing to say, but because they do not feel their opinion is valued.
Hey, here’s a one-take-You Tube video from me again (howdy), jeff noel, the five-a-day blogger.
Are you starting to see how this might work for you? I mean, I’m just a common guy, working really hard at this social media phenomenon.
A few months back, I saw a You Tube video featuring Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, answering questions as part of some panel.
What Bob Iger said, paraphrased from memory, was this,
“Disney isn’t embracing social media. Disney is embracing the customer. The customer is embracing social media.”
Would your customers describe you or your business as hard working? You know, staying current and relevant with their needs and desires?
We would hope our answer is a resounding yes. Why? Because, our competition may be invisible at this point in history.
You see, there are others out there who can see something that our customers need and want, but our customers haven’t identified it yet. And neither have we.
Those other people who can see it? They’re changing the world.
Here’s the secret to
from yesterday’s post. “Are You Serious”,
Think. Read. Watch. Listen. Talk. Write. Blog.
I invested about about 30 minutes Sunday to listen to THIS.
That’s how I do it. And yes, I are serious. 🙂
PS. If you missed it two sentences up, (click THIS) Seth Godin explains, book by book, his thinking with each book. If you are serious about becoming better, this will rock your thinking – especially if you are a traditionalist.
Money. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Money has always been my biggest stressor.
Eventually, I learned a very simple and very profound rule. It is the first rule that should be learned.
What made this most basic of rules so elusive for me, is that I did not subscribe to common sense. A million reasons for that, which I’ll not even attempt to address.
The second rule I learned is have a business. After reading “Rich Dad Poor Dad” last Christmas, my whole mindset about money was changed forever….
Ideas worth sharing.
talks on David Hoffman . Losing Everything
I often wonder who I’d be if I lost everything. Just yesterday, I was tempted (for a very brief moment) to think I actually had.
It was one of the best, and briefest, moments of my career.
Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂