Are We Birds of A Feather?
I was a chicken farmer and a Lovebird breeder -- I know weird right (read: Value #4 below). What I've learned is that certain birds get along better together than others. In business I've learned, like you I'm sure, that this is true - there are clients/team members/etc. that belong in our flock, and those that do not.
That's why planning, hiring and corporate identity is so important. Connecting with the right birds strengthens your flock. Keeping the wrong ones will erode your efforts. Think about these three things:
Explore who should stay and who should go. Keeping people in a job they dislike is a disservice to everyone (them included). Take a long hard look at who's in your employ, are they really "on the same team" or just place holders? are their changes that need to be made?
Planning for measurable results. Taking time from the rigor of your busy business day with your team to revisit (or create) measurable tactical plans will realize quantifiable results. Remember, to grow, innovate, and collaborate - that team success drives results (and separates your authentic flock from the eggs of the Cuckoos).
Drill down on your corporate identity. It is aligned with your current culture? Does it adequately reflect you? your reality? your future?
We just finished a great process to refresh who we are. It's something I like to do with our company every year or two. I want to share it with you, because maybe we should flock together (link me to your purpose)? or maybe you could tag a company or person who I should get to know ... hey, let's be birds of a feather.
Tyler Hayden Inc. builds the best programs, ignites unexpected learning, and inspires people to connect and grow to do good things.
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