Those who are familiar with my business, know I do a fair amount of recruiting for client businesses. I hear a lot of things from them, but sometimes I hear this, “Don, what I’m really looking for is someone younger, certainly no older than early 40’s.” When I recruit for client companies I don’t hear that everyday. Yet I do hear it. It is part of a culture that suggests older workers are not good hires. Businesses, thinking they are saving money are opting for less experienced, less knowledgeable and less skilled workers. That is both a tactical and strategic mistake built on myth and limiting beliefs.
Being busy, for many of us is looked at as a good thing. Sometimes being busy isn’t good for our business. It depends upon the type of busy.
Certainly, we have all heard someone in our lives say, “I’m busy.” “I’m too busy to do that now.” “I wish I had more time but I’m too busy.”
You made a plan…You start to execute it. The question then becomes, who executes what? All too often the business owner or leader chooses to do the executing. They forget they cannot do it all themselves while they commonly complain that they are the only one who is doing anything or can do anything.
As business owners we all make plans. We make good ones, excellent ones, the ones that will establish sustainable growth. Yet all too often the plans fail. Why?
One of the biggest reasons plans fail is NOT because the plan was flawed. The biggest reason is because the plan was not executed or not executed properly. This can be the result of several things. Read More