What's Your World Series?

by blogadmin 9. October 2018 05:25

John Karle | Sales Edition | October 9, 2018

I recently attended a meeting of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids. Kirk Gibson was the featured speaker. He shared some tremendous stories about his playing days at MSU and the Detroit Tigers.

He mentioned how important it was for him to have a mentor. Hi mentors were often the managers of the teams. Gibson reflected how Tigers manager, Jim Leyland, held him accountable at the beginning of each season and each day as well. Leyland encouraged Gibson to work smart in his training, but also his understanding of the game.

Gibson played in 2 different World Series with the Tigers and the Dodgers. He shared some video highlights of the important games. Do you remember the World Series when he was with the Dodgers? The series was tied, 3 games each. Gibson came up to the plate for the first time that day as his injuries had limited his playing time. There were 2 outs and a runner on first base. The Dodgers were down by a run. Gibson hit a homer and the Dodgers won the World Series!

As Gibson was wrapping up his comments, he asked a question: "What's your World Series?" What a question to give some serious thought.

Several days later I was having dinner with Rob Keller of Keller Ford in Grand Rapids. I mentioned to Rob how I was intrigued by this question. Rob, without hesitation, mentioned he looks every day at his World Series which is working hard to help his customers every day!

Both Kirk Gibson and Rob Keller both work hard to reach goals in their lives. How about you? What's your World Series and what will you do to get there?

All The Best, 

John 

Tags:

Goal | Goal Setting | Sales

Do Your Employees Tell Friends and Family They LOVE Where They Work?

by blogadmin 27. September 2018 01:35

  

 HR & Recruiting Edition | September 27, 2018

"Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first." -Simon Sinek

Employees spend half their lives at work. It should at least be a pleasant experience. Whether employees are treated unfairly or believe to be treated unfairly, morale is the first to go. What then soon follows? Teamwork and productivity. After this, dissatified employees begin to share their negative experiences at work with family, friends, and their social media netwwork thus turning away potential customers and job candidates.

In order for employees to love their work place, these 3 things matter:

1.  Taking interest in the well-being and success of employees

2.  Providing support, mentoring, and tools for employees to grow

3.  Keeping up the physical environment in which they work in daily

In order for employees to love their work place, use these 3 approaches:

1. Engage and ask your employees what they love and what you could do differently to reduce frustrations

2. Involve your employees in decisions and let them know their voices are being heard

3. Be authentic and sincere by refining your communication style, systems, and practices to honor employees and build trust

It's good to view your employees as internal customers. This means that each employee must be considered a valued client who can always be treated with patience, dignity and respect. Then, you can count on your employees sharing why your company is a great place to work and patronize. 

It's Game Time. Are You Ready?

by blogadmin 19. September 2018 01:36

  

Rhoda Kreuzer | Team Building Edition | Septembet 19, 2018

Are you ready? 

Recently, I watched the Detroit Lions walk on the field and disappoint their fans yet again. They lost by 30 points. Even worse than the score, was the fact that this was a home game, and was against an opponent that no one expected to win. How could this happen?

Teams may have the uniform, they may be present physically, but the real determination of success is whether they are committed and prepared to execute. Even talented people will fail if they are not focused on the importance of mission. They will enter their day just going through the motions and leaving. This will not create success.

Today and every day begin by asking yourself, "Am I ready to have an impact? Am I focused on the critical things that must happen for us to advance?" Make every day count! Treasure this opportunity to assist your team in advancing towards the goal!

Go Get 'Em,

Rhoda 

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