Monthly Archives: June 2017

Fundamental No. 14 – Deliver Results

Deliver Results - Be productive.  While effort is appreciated, we reward and celebrate results.  Set high goals, use measurements to track your progress, and hold yourself accountable for achieving those results. The 5 Game Changers that Ensure a Manager Delivers Results On Time: Great Organizational Skills - a manager who gets results is one who can plan, outline, delegate Good Enough is Good Enough - the best managers don't try to be a perfectionist and have learned to recognize when a job that is not perfect is still done right. Team Work - an effective manager knows that effective leadership [...]

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Fundamental No. 13 – Work Smart

Work Smart - Be organized and plan your work for maximum efficiency. Have all the tools necessary before starting your work. Be thoughtful about your schedule, and have a game plan for your calls, your tasks, and your workday.  Know the priorities and work on them first. Work with a sense of urgency and get stuff done. Hard Work vs. Smart Work Is it important to work hard or not?  Yes. Of course, you have to be ‘smart’ about working hard, but hard work always pays. Just being smart or working smart is only half of the real story. The [...]

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Fundamental No. 12 – Be Positive.

Be Positive - You have the power to choose your attitude. Choose to be optimistic and see the possibilities. Give people the benefit of the doubt. Optimism creates energy and energy creates success. Positive thinking: Positively Ridiculous? For all those glass half-empty types, let's dive right into the negative side of this fundamental: reasons why a positive mental attitude doesn't work. (For glass half-fullers: don't worry, there will be a rebuttal): 1. Negative thinking is more realistic. 2. Positive thinking won't change the reality of things, and positive thinkers have no clue about the real world. 3. Positive thinkers are annoying and [...]

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Fundamental No. 11 – Be Consistent

Let's define Consistent: Logically ordered and/or following the same pattern. Unchanging; steady. Being in conformity with a set of rules, guidelines or policies. Fundamental No. 11: Be Consistent. Follow our operating procedures to ensure consistency and high performance. Consistency is critical to ensuring that both internal and external customers know exactly what to expect. Think from a process viewpoint. Highly successful companies have a process orientation that produces consistency.  They look to create standardized best practices for every action. The reason Charlie Murren came up with the 30 fundamentals that we discuss every morning in our huddle is to establish the foundation to produce [...]

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