Unsettling is the word that many are using to describe this time we are all experiencing due to the “Coronapocalypse”. But as leaders, we can use this time as a reboot, and be the source of strength and stability that our teams are seeking. Many people are looking for a safe place to land. An environment where things make sense. This can be your business.
Since the whole world was shocked into stopping, this time is a once in a lifetime opportunity to reboot and reset your business in a new direction. But how do we do that? The first step is to get crystal clear as to what kind of business you are running, who you serve, and what you provide that is distinct to your market, geography or industry. Next, create a clear vision so that the people and resources that support your business all know how they fit into the picture.
If you can use help with this, just ask. I’m here to support leaders in creating cultures that support revenue, productivity and a happy workforce. Stay well, and cool.
We are living in a really strange time. I watched the Kentucky Derby for the first time this week and the horse that clearly won by a full length; didn’t.
I watched during the 2016 Presidential election when the candidate who won by 3 million votes; didn’t.
Maybe winning isn’t winning anymore. Maybe we should re-examine how we judge the outcomes of events and projects. Perhaps we should evaluate situations based solely on merit.
When I was a little girl I learned the lesson of “always do your best to try your hardest and whatever happens happens”. Whether I won or lost didn’t matter. The question was, did I do my best? Are we living in a world where doing your best isn’t good enough?
I want to encourage everyone working on projects and goals and intended outcomes to re-examine for themselves what winning looks like. Perhaps it means getting the best results you can with the resources and talent you have and not caring what the rest of the world thinks. If we can do that… my grandmother would be proud.
As a performer since the age of 5, I get so excited when I get to be “on stage”. As a professional speaker on sales, persuasion and execution, I have spent a lot of time staying true to my “business”. But FUN is so important in business that when the opportunity to collaborate with two comic geniuses showed up in my life, I jumped at the chance.
Fall is my favorite time of the year and I want to share with you how to use FALL to propel your business into a powerful future. As you may know, I like to keep things simple. So here is how you can use F.A.L.L. to motivate your team.
F: Future-pace your team into the vision for where you are heading and imagine together where you will be one year from today.
A: Align and Action your team to all be on the same page, and create action items that will lead you into that future.
L: Leverage your resources. Make a list of tangible, intangible and human resources. Then leverage the resources available to you now, and find a way to cultivate those that are missing.
L: Look for the leaders. Find those who take initiative and use their creativity to bring everyone quickly into this mutually agreed upon future.
I hope this helps…and don’t forget to go outside and enjoy the crisp, clean air, the fall leaves, and give your eyes the treats of the colors of this season. If I can help in the implementation of any of this, I’m here for you.
Wishing you peace… and remember to VOTE! – Carolyn
I got the opportunity to be a guest on my friend Holly Duckworth’s podcast, Everyday Mindfulness. The conversation went in a direction I did not expect, but I think that is the key to Mindfulness. Being in the moment and following the moment where it leads.
As we get close to the end of Summer 2018, take a moment when you can to feel the sunshine on your face, a breeze through your hair, the smell of ocean and maybe even appreciate the lack of needing to shovel. At least for a while.
I’m happy to share this recording with you. I hope you enjoy it. Namaste, Carolyn