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December, 2015

Are Your Values and Beliefs Credible?

Business leaders seek to develop winning organization cultures that propel a business beyond market expectations. However, it is easy to overlook that the culture of a business is a reflection of the values that operate across the organization. So, are the values that drive the culture the values desired by business leadership?

Too often the values that drive the business day-to-day are not necessarily the posted values of the business promoted by the ownership and leadership team.

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The consequence of the actual values departing from the posted values of the business is an organization that is confused. Employees are left to apply their personal values or preferences to conduct the affairs of business. This can result in . . . . read more.
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Feature Article

10 Mistakes Smart People Never Make Twice

by Travis Bradberry, Contributor, Forbes.com

We all want to avoid making mistakes in what we do in order to be successful. While you may make the occasional mistake, it is what you learn from it to avoid repeating it that will be a factor in your success. Review the following list of mistakes that smart people never make twice and see what you can learn.

  1. Believing in someone or something that’s too good to be true
  2. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result
  3. Failing to delay gratification
  4. Operating without a budget
  5. Losing sight of the big picture
  6. Not doing your homework
  7. Trying to be someone you’re not
  8. Trying to please everyone
  9. Playing the victim
  10. Trying to change someone
How many of these mistakes have you made more than once?

Click here to read more about how smart people turn these mistake experiences into learning and growth opportunities.


Note: Ask yourself the following questions.
  • Do you pay attention to mistakes?
  • Do you acknowledge your mistakes and use them to get better?
  • Do you learn from your mistakes?

If you are looking for guidance on how to learn from mistakes contact Mike to learn about the Executive Coaching services available from Brice Consulting for you and your organization.

Leadership Resources

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Personal Development: Plan for success every day.
Daily Habits of Successful People: It's All About Routine (5:16 min)

Success: Warren Buffet discusses the 10 rules responsible for his success.
Warren Buffett's Top 10 Rules For Success (8:37 min)

Articles:
Entrepreneurship: As an entrepreneur, you will inevitably take risks, try new and unproven strategies and experience failure - both big and small. When things don’t go as planned, it can be easy to get bogged down by failure and regret.
5 Truths About Failure Every Entrepreneur Should Know.


Motivation: "I hope you go home feeling like a useless, faceless cog in a giant wheel, questioning whether anything you did made a hill of beans difference to anyone….whatever your name is."
Why It Matters That Your People Know They Matter

Sales: If you have ever been in the position of making a purchasing decision, salespeople have undoubtedly asked you horrible questions. Rest assured, that nobody asks an awful question intentionally.
The 3 Worst Questions Salespeople Ask Clients - Including Great Alternatives


Customer Experience: 2016 will be an amazing year for customer experience! C-level executives finally understand the customer experience is a competitive differentiator.
5 Customer Experience Trends For 2016


Human Resources: You may have had a job where you kept your head down and avoided engaging with coworkers for fear of being unfairly criticized or mocked by your supervisor. Hopefully, you haven’t - or if you have, you've since moved on to a better situation.
Entitled & Self-Serving Employees Are More Likely to Accuse Bosses of Abuse


Leadership: An Ironman race is one of the world's toughest endurance events. It consists of a 2.4-mile swim and a 112-mile bike ride, followed by a marathon (26.2-mile run). Ironically, growing a business and preparing yourself to become an Ironman share similarities other than the common response of "I could never do that."
How Training Like an Ironman Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

Customer Feedback: Customer feedback is an incredibly valuable commodity, but what happens when it contradicts the vision you have for your brand?
How to Reconcile Customer Feedback With Your Business Vision


Accountability: When employees perceive that results don’t matter, you can get away with murder and no one cares, and excuses and finger pointing are the norm, it can be incredibly demoralizing and frustrating.
How to Build a Culture of Accountability


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