There are many days during a business leaders’ career that would fall into a special category of remembrance. The day you started up your business or maybe the day you let your corporate boss know you were quitting to start your own business. Possibly it was the day you became the President or CEO of an existing business to lead. There are likely many key days on the calendar where significant events took place that are part of the organization’s history and contribute to the culture of the business. As these are special days, they are not intentionally erased and replaced with normal days status. These events started to shape the future and continue to give it additional refinement moving forward.
Our world is also shaped by major events in our history. Today, for example, is a key day when the US was attacked at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It all started as a typical Sunday morning but turned into a day that will live in infamy. Other dates like this might include the assassination of Presidents Lincoln or Kennedy. The space shuttle Challenger explosion and most recently the 9/11 attacks in New York city. Unfortunately, these have a negative influence in common where the business special days are hopefully associated to success items rather than days of loss or significant challenge. This point of key history elements of your career and or your business should not and cannot be forgotten. They are threads woven and sewn together as the fabric of your organization’s culture.
In the rapid pace of business, we can sometimes be operating at such a high speed that we discard these core factors of a successful business. As we drift away from these key events, we also drift away from what makes your business great. Sometimes we trade current energy for future energy without appreciating the past energy which propelled us to our current state of success.
This week as you begin to wrap up 2023, take some time to reflect on what went well in the past 12 months. Look at what might have worked out better if the strategy or tactics were better executed. What learning lesson can be extracted to improve future outcomes? As the business leader part of your role is to pause and reflect so that whatever success or chaos that is taking place can either continue in the case of success or be stopped in the case of continuing chaos.
Once you have paused and reflected on 2023, open your mind to being creative and innovative in 2024 to craft even more special days for your business. Identify those strategies which contribute and then align the tactics and resources to execute them in a timely and productive manner. The result might just be one of those special days you will add to your remembrance calendar and not just another normal day at the office.
Looking for 2024 to be a year to level up to the next tier of success? Engage a Promise Guide to assist you along the journey you and your business are on. It is not about being concerned with what you might already know or know that you don’t know. It is about navigating into the forest of things you don’t even know you don’t know. Having a guide helps keep you from getting lost in amongst the trees or worse off chasing every squirrel that passes near you. Give JKL Associates a call for a no obligation conversation to see if a Promise Guide is right for your next growth spurt. In Michigan – (313) 527-7945 In Florida – (407) 984-7246
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