Good To Great

When you think that “good” is good enough, you never become great. The companies that thought they were good enough did not survive the COVID-19 pandemic. So, how do organizations go from good to great? 

1. Find the right people. Get the right people on board and focus them on actions that lead to greatness. Start with “who,” not “where,” since the right people will decide the strategic direction of the enterprise, and when a change in direction is needed, they will decide what that change should be.

2. A mindset of a level 5 leader. These leaders are determined to make the company succeed. They don’t seek success for their glory; rather, success is necessary so that the team and organization can thrive.

3. Face reality. Great organizations do not shy away from facing and accepting brutal truths and the realities of data, numbers, and situations. At the same time, they do not lose hope of a better future.

4. Strive for greatness. Achieving greatness is a lifelong journey built on consistent actions taken daily.

5. Recognize employees. Showing employees that they are valued is imperative. In times of disruption like we’re experiencing today, they are instrumental in helping companies reinvent themselves.

Source: Philadelphia Business Journal

Practice Makes Perfect

Deliberate practice is a necessary ingredient for performing at your best.

The more effort you put into something, the better you become at it.

We are quick to give up on our relationships, professions, and personal growth because we can’t see beyond instant gratification.

Consider the athletes who must fully participate in a team practice when they’re not on the starting lineup. Practicing prepares them for the opportunity.

Those who perform at their best put in the work and take responsibility for their errors and mistakes.

Be observant of what you are doing, how you are doing it, and identify what can be adjusted to produce better results.

Whatever skills you lack, enhance them through training and consistent practice.

Recognize where a problem may exist, refine your skills, then try again.