Posts Tagged ‘business mission’

Business Focus

The term business focus at first may seem like a simple concept. So why do so many companies get distracted by whatever is trying to get their attention? Read the rest of this entry »

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Philosophical Basis of a Business

Chances are you may never hear someone discuss the philosophical basis of a business, but if you listen closely you will realize they have one. So, what do I mean by the philosophical in this context. Read the rest of this entry »

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Diligent Financial Planning

Dictionary.com defines diligent as “constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything“. As a working definition that is fine, but when it comes to execution there is more to it.

Negative Diligence

Throughout life we encounter people who almost seem as if they are determined to fail. However, have you ever met someone who really wanted to fail? Probably not. Yet, despite a desire to succeed Read the rest of this entry »

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Have You Reached Your Goal?

Have you reached your goal yet? Okay, this is a trick question, set me elaborate.

Goals

In a prior blog posting (What Are Your Goals?), I discussed the use of the acronym SMART when setting goals. As I mentioned in that post there of some variations of this acronym, but it is Read the rest of this entry »

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What Are Your Goals?

Goals are one of those things most of us know we should use but often fail to do so. Basically they are what we use to realize our vision (see Why You Need a Vision Statement) and fulfill our mission (See Why You Need a Purpose or Mission Statement). Here are some thoughts on how to make goals meaningful and more likely to be achieved.

Goals

Failure to set goals for business leaves you directionless. Goals give you Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Are You in Business?

Have you ever stop to consider the question as to why are you in business? Typically the answer to that question is something like, “I was tired of working for and making money for other people” or “I wanted to be independent” or “I thought I could make more money with my own company.” While all of these may be valid, I believe each of them leave a business owner exposed to Read the rest of this entry »

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What is the Purpose of Your Purposes?

At first thought the question “What is the purpose of your purposes?” may sound like doublespeak. But it really isn’t. In an earlier blog post, Why You Need a Purpose or Mission Statement purpose was initially addressed. Along with that blog were two other blogs, Why You Need a Vision Statement and Why You Need a Values Statement to help round out the thought process. Here I want to delve a little deeper into purpose.

How Do You Learn?

Okay, say you have a purpose statement, and for the sake of our discussion, let’s say that statement reads, Read the rest of this entry »

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4 Wants and Needs of Employees

Are you a business owner or manager who sometimes wishes you had no employees? This is a common feeling when confronted with employees who seem like they cause more problems than they solve, consistently underperform, or just seem to be going through the motions without really becoming engaged in their roles.

Is It Really the Employee?

If you are experience any of the above issues, stop for a moment to consider Read the rest of this entry »

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Why You Need a Purpose or Mission Statement

One of the most common questions people ask is, “What is my purpose in life?”  For our discussion we will use the word purpose interchangeably with mission.  Until a person comes to grips with their purpose or mission in life, there remains a sense of restlessness.  Quite frankly, the same is true of a business.  Without a sense of purpose it is easy for a business to be like a boat adrift in the water without any sense of direction.  Oh sure, you may know your core value (see Why You Need a Values Statement), and you may even be able to picture what you want the future to look like for your company (see Why You Need a Vision Statement).  But, unless you know the why behind your actions, your vision remains a dream and values remain unapplied in a meaningful way.

Success demands singleness of purpose.” – Vince Lombardi

If you recall the years that Vince Lombardi coached the Green Bay Packers football team, you will remember Read the rest of this entry »

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