One post, stuck out for me.
“It’s not business, it’s personal”
It’s too easy to blame the organization and the system and the bottom line for decisions that a person would never be willing to take responsibility for.
Whenever you can, work with people who take it personally. Source “It’s not business, it’s personal” Seth Godin Blog
Last week, I had all kinds of meetings, issues, new business. Lots of noise next week. I had some tasks that I needed to get completed and I kept running into walls. It is so easy to say, well shoot it is ________’s fault. (You can fill in the blank) Listen closely to people who point fault. Whether it is a co-worker, a current client or a prospective client. This statement says a lot about people and how they get along with other people.
My advice to you, make it personal. Take responsibility.
If you see something that does not look quite right, call a timeout and resolve the issue.
Taking initiative will gain you more respect than sitting back and waiting.
Also, go into the process with an attitude of learning. Don’t assume that you have all the answers. Your hunches may be wrong at times.
Take responsibility, evaluate your options and keep going. Remember, marketing should never stop. Read last week’s post, “Marketing Everyday”
Repeat this process on a regular basis! It’s your job!
Remember – You have incredible power to make a difference in your company and the people that you come into contact each and everyday.
Step up and be the difference-maker today!