The business was doing well financially. Clients were coming in on a frequent basis and the company was profitable. The salaries were not great but they were enough to meet most of the staff’s needs. All seemed well but the team members were not motivated. The boss always complained about how his employees always wanted to get off work early. He would say “our competition works 12 hours a day and you guys want to leave by 5”. This did not change anything. Some of the team started looking for ways to leave earlier.
What we later found out was that they did not have higher purpose to aspire to. Only the executives knew what the company’s targets were and this information was not shared with the other team members. In two years most of the staff had left to either start their own businesses or had been fired for one reason or the other.
Some people have a personal agenda and are self motivated to work for you but many others need a vision; a goal that they can wake up in the morning and aspire to. It is said that Nike’s mission statement at one point was to “Crush Reebok”. Everyone in the company knew this so they could all focus on this. Does your business plan on dominating the market in 3 years? Tell your team. Do you want to acquire 4000 customers in 12 months? Tell your team. Is the goal to win an award? Tell your team. People need something to believe in. The entrepreneur, the leader, the manager, the intra-preneur is the one supposed to deliver this goal.
Have a vision, have a goal
Guys it’s really important during this whole ferguson protest that we as social media DO NOT back down until punishment is dealt to those racists. If we let this movement die, then the oppressors win. I’ve seen stuff like this before and the majority of people stop posting about it within a week. We can’t let that happen, this is too important. so keep reblogging and keep posting until these darn racists are punished for their awful inhumane actions.
September 2, 2014
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord.
2 Peter 1:2
Go for Revelation Knowledge
by Kenneth Copeland
If you were to look up the Greek word that’s translated “knowledge” in that scripture, you’d find out that it means more…
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2
"The thing we need most is security. Without security, nothing works. We are only out here playing chess because right now, in this place, we have a little bit of security. But that’s just for right now— just this moment. In this country things have never been secure for long. In America, there is always security. And that’s why America works."
(Juba, South Sudan)