I frequently find that the best business wisdom isn’t. That’s because wisdom, regardless of where it originates, tends to have broad application.
In that vein, I was struck a few years back by the insight of a quote by Archbishop Temple, which places the spirit and caliber of our earnest effort over the ends for which we strive. Shouldn’t we be thinking about business this way?
How do you feel when you make a mistake? What about when your employees make mistakes?
In our culture, especially our business culture, we tend to demonize mistakes, and if we want to excel we need to stop.
A friend recently forwarded me a post from Bud Caddell’s What Consumes Me blog entitled “how to be happy in business – venn diagram”. If you are in business and you are committed to BOTH your personal satisfaction and your business success (and why wouldn’t you be?) you owe it to yourself to take a look at this brief post. In it Bud shares a simple, but very insightful venn diagram that shows the overlaps between your business strengths (What We Do Well), satisfaction (What We Want To Do) and ability to earn (What We Can Be Paid To Do).
Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, endorses coaching in Fortune interview.
In parts one and two of this series, we examined the importance of alignment and establishing an alignment framework to address a multitude of business challenges and opportunities. In this article, we examine how a single alignment practice, Living Authentic Values, can have significant impacts across a variety of typical business scenarios.
In parts one of this series, we started to explore the idea that many of our challenges and opportunities could be viewed in terms of alignment, or a lack thereof. In this article, we’ll delve in a little more and introduce the concept of an alignment framework.