An organization’s financial accounting system has the potential to hold incredible amounts of useful data. It is like a storage building full of all the information you may need to make strong decisions and plan for your organization’s future. But sometimes the data cannot be easily obtained.
I spent some time over the holidays reflecting on the past year and trying to identify areas where I felt things had gone well, and areas where I felt challenged and wanted to make improvements to my own processes.
As we go into a new year and on the heels of the Cause and Purpose blog post, many of you reached out to me and asked a provocative question: who was a key influencer in shaping how I think? Was there someone in my life who paid forward the wisdom of living with purpose, having a mission statement, defining my values, defining roles, and creating a vision statement?
Charles Kettering said, “Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress”. Ketterling served as the head of research at General Motors from 1920 to 1947 and it was his drive for change that helped influence innovation at GM and the industry at large.
As we finish unpacking the 7th Fundamental: Cause and Purpose, I’d like to place a focus on the importance of a Vision Statement.
Across my years of having worked at the senior sales leadership level for hospice organizations, I have heard that "the Holiday Season is not a time to talk about hospice services with my Referral Partners." However, I have urged my sales team members to stay away from this train of thought.
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If I know one thing it’s that my Grandma loves living in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. There is nothing that makes her happier than sipping a cup of coffee while sitting on the front porch in the rocking chair Grandpa made her 25 years ago, listening to the birds chirp and watching the sun rise high into the sky.
One of Shakespeare’s most infamous lines is, “All the world’s a stage.” Many may read his flair for drama here, but I believe he was describing the reality that, whether we know it or not, life is about playing roles. As such, life truly is our stage.
We look forward to the yearly Employee Engagement survey and shake our heads in wonder when the results point to “not enough communication from leaders!” This is despite quarterly All Staff mtgs, a mostly monthly newsletter, staff mtgs, supervisor’s wkly Big Rocks or Need to Know communication, wkly IDG mtgs, and tons of emails!