Date: October 31, 2012

Author: JT

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How Do You: Move Your Team from Complacency to Urgency?

The main way I’ve found to overcome complacency, to instill urgency, is to install a ‘sunlight,’ so a dash of real-world light is let in to swirl about them.

Installing a sunlight, letting your teams know their efforts help make the sun shine, is but one approach toward helping instill motivation, a sense of urgency within. Make sure everyone knows, and is reminded frequently, the value of –their- efforts.

Sticking to Your Knitting is Not Competitive

As we’re all aware, in today’s world simply sticking to your knitting is tantamount to a slow fall backward. Sticking to your knitting, may be viewed as staying the course and following a prescribed strategy. Yet I think ‘sticking to your knitting’ is in the process of being, well, redefined.

As I read through a number of articles and commentary this week, all coincidental in their timing, the notion of strategic development through experimentation came across loud and clear. …and it’s not just single-point success.

95% of You Will FAIL!

That is the assertion I hear all to frequently in discussions involving new business startups. It is as though the listener, a new entrepreneur, is powerless to do anything about it. Cast a 20-sided die and, if your number comes out on top, you’ll succeed.

Don’t know about you, but those odds suck. And, it turns out, those odds are wrong.