For business owners, there’s huge potential for you to be distracted from working efficiently through your priority tasks. Distraction simply goes with the territory – think email, social media, phone calls and texts from colleagues, employees, suppliers, customers and more.
‘The power of an idea is in its implementation.’ I couldn’t agree more with business coach Michael Sheargold. It takes implementation to transform a concept into reality and to put a plan into practice, but it’s easier said than done. Effective implementation requires time, strategy, purposeful communication and follow-up.
Behind a successful business there’s always a business leader with the ‘high standards habit’. What happens in your business every day reflects your clearly communicated expectations of quality: in attitude, processes and outcomes.
They say that a fish rots from the head. Forgive me for likening your business to a dead Barramundi, but this graphic image is helpful for reminding you that as the business owner, you are the ‘head’, and that your leadership habits will influence your team – the ‘body’ – of your business.
It may be true that the only constant is change, but this doesn’t mean that every single instance of change is a good thing for business. One of your key roles as a leader is to recognise – and weed out – change for change’s sake. Your role is to show your team what it…
Now is the time to implement the habit of setting aside time for distraction-free thinking about what you most want to achieve. As a leader you need to clearly articulate direction for your business, now and for the months ahead.