He’s a thinker, not a writer.
He writes, but only to get the relentless flow of thoughts on paper.
He’s entertaining, not an entertainer.
His speeches are engaging, but only to allow the audience to deeply experience the insights.
He writes more than he speaks, the same way Usain Bolt trains more than he races.
This post was an aha moment last night.
CEO, CIO, CFO, CTO, EVP, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Technology, HR, Front Line, Customer Service, Strategist, Planner, Board of Director, Spokesperson, Legal, Accounting, Student, Ambassador, Creative Department, R&D, OD, Social Director, Succession Planner, Tribe Leader.
There, that should about cover all the stuff you are responsible for when you are a small business entrepreneur.
Passion. Bet you have a ton of passion.
Maybe you’re in a job where your passion thrives. Maybe you’re not.
Does passion make for a better worker?
Do you do your best work around something you’re passionate about?
How many leaders are in positions that got them a better title, a better paycheck, better meetings, and better perks, but took them further from their passion?
And then there are people who have found their passion, their dream job, but over the years they have allowed things beyond their control to poison themselves.
Imagine your own situation.
Of the things a leader can spend time doing, maintaining, growing and reinforcing corporate culture should be on the short list of critical success factors.
Can you imagine trying to be world-class with an average corporate culture?
Can you imagine a team of highly energized, focused, and driven professionals in an average corporate culture?
What would happen if a great organization took it’s corporate culture for granted?
What would happen to a good (not great) organization that elevated it’s corporate culture?
The other day, I went outside my Hotel for a breath of fresh air. During a ten minute break to take a walk, I shot a half dozen “one-take-You Tube videos”.
Most of them were about culture. You can observe a lot by watching:
Maybe you are all set with your corporate culture. Maybe you have a great personal culture for you and your family. You do focus these business applications to your personal life, right?
“Money, Money, Money….Money“. The O’Jays, 1974, For The Love of Money.
I want to make a ton of money. Seriously. Enough to buy whatever I want.
First on my list:
- A Cure for Crohn’s disease
To take action, – to “put my money where my mouth is” – I’ve returned to school to earn my MBA.
Maybe that’ll be second on the list – pay off school loans.