Saturday, January 27, 2007

Insanity and business success ne're the twain shall meet

This month I hope you took the time to evaluate your business successes and failures. Without taking that one important step you could end up running around in proverbial circles. There is a saying I have heard many times that expresses this quite succinctly; "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), (attributed).

One of the things that you might consider doing differently this year is hiring a coach to guide you along the path to success. There are many business coaches that can assist you in your quest. If you have trouble with goal setting find one that specifically states that is their area of expertise, if marketing or business structure you will need to look for those specialties. The right coach can make night and day difference in your success. I challenge you to give it a try, if you don't achieve a heightened level of growth in your business after working with a coach I would love to hear from you. However, on the other hand, if you have already gone this route and have seen the benefits I would love to hear from you too.

So, let me open the floor for opinions, comments, and question. Please post them below.

2 comments:

mukesh said...

Today, management “cure all(s)” for lagging performance and rising cost of service is to immediately cut staff, reduce service and acquire a new computerized business system. This may appear to be a short term emotional “fix” but the real “root” cause is not going to be resolved this way. What is really lacking is basic business philosophy 101. It is like a football team after having a losing season believes that believes that by merely acquiring an outstanding player will improve the team’s record for the following season. If the team does not continuously practice “basic” blocking and tackling skills, their chances of success are slim. Management in government, public and private sectors need to return to the “basics” of operating a business. It is not as glamorous as getting a new computerized business system but it will stem the “bleeding” of resources and eroding service. Acquiring a new computerized business system without first identifying the problems with the current process only perpetuates (and frequently compounds) the problems while adding additional cost for the new systems.
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Not to sure what you are trying to say..I mean is it or is it not.

Anyhow I know I am rambling but try to see it from someone reading it the first time without thinking about it first.
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Ginger Marks said...

It is quite clear that the insanity of a 'new computer' rather than stemming the problem is not the answer.

Just look at America now. We have all our products made in China and don't know how to stop that. We have sent our country into recession for sending all our jobs overseas.

Stem the tide, cure the problem.

Thanks for your comment.

Ginger