In his New York Times bestseller, Principles, billionaire investor and philanthropist Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Consulting, challenges leaders to willingly and purposefully accept their most uncomfortable realities as a part of a comprehensive strategy for success.
We’ve all heard someone say, “It took me forever to finish this,” or “I worked overtime last night.” We often share details about what we’ve done, but we rarely talk about the meaning.
It’s happened a million times. You ignore the alarm clock, hit the snooze button for what seems like an eternity and finally (reluctantly) roll out of bed. Without a plan, you move aimlessly from one room to the next trying your best to remember what needs addressed before leaving the house.
- Do you have a goal set for yourself, but others cannot see it?
- Do you have something that matters to you, but others cannot comprehend its depth?
- Are you striving for something, but aren’t seeing results?
There’s truth behind the well-known statement: people don’t leave jobs; they leave leaders. Most often, employees will look for new jobs not because they are underpaid or overworked, but because they feel unappreciated and undervalued.
Your staff members, spouse, friends, kids – why is it so difficult to get people to do what you want without having to nag them?
Your desk says more about you than you think.
Plants, artwork, books, pens—even your title plaque (if you have one!)—imply clues about your sociability, competence and productivity. All of the items you incorporate into your workspace send a message to your colleagues about your work ethic. Is your space impeccably organized? Is it a total mess, plagued with half-empty mugs and piles of papers?
The toughest challenge that marketing agencies face in 2018 is undoubtedly employee retention. Unfortunately, many agencies often hire employees who work for a few months and then discover they are not suited to the organization, work environment or culture.
It’s easy to fall into routines and live out our days without realizing all of the blessings we have. Since we value sameness and are creatures of habit, it is unlikely that we pause to reflect on the positive things that are going on around us each day.
The more changes that take place in today’s businesses, the more things stay the same—including the one factor that is crucial to success: appreciology.