There is a lot to be said about a
It can certainly yield good results. For example, Yankees’ slugger Alex Rodriguez (who’s having a
ball, pun intended) has broken out of his post-season blues this fall and seems
to be on the verge of greater things.
(A World Series ring?)
Couples and his Presidents Cup players couldn’t have been any looser in their
route over the International players last weekend. Tiger Woods was undefeated and smiling more in four days
than he has in four months. Phil
Mickelson, who’s always smiling, played the role of mentor (Anthony Kim, Sean
O’Hair) that seemed to improve his own cause. No surprise there.
Mentoring is an excellent way to reestablish yourself and make the
necessary changes in your own game.
use sports analogies and comparisons because sports and sales are a lot
alike. Sales is a contact sport
that, thank God, only bruises the ego.
And a good salesman can learn from sports without reading the box scores
or being a fan. All you need to do
is read between the lines and look for the (sales) story—success or
failure. It’s there, you just have
to look for it.
why does everybody in the business world seem so tight, afraid to make a move,
nervously waiting to see what happens next? Well, some out there say that people are afraid of losing
their job. Others will tell you,
“Nobody wants to rock the boat.”
Some will add, “We’re waiting for this (economy) to blow over.”
awfully tight to me, not to mention boring and full of dreary clich?. These comments are negative, the tone
self-defeating. This kind of
talk—which I hear a lot of lately—only adds to the pressure (internal/external)
and deflects from building relationships and conducting business.
knock it off.
says you have to “rock the boat”?
It seems to me that if your business is stagnant, and sales are down,
you need to find other ways to generate revenue. You should ask yourself, “How can I make my company money,”
and then voice your opinion. Every
employee, from the CEO down, should be asking themselves this question and
today’s CEOs (like James E. Rogers of Duke Energy) on the front lines with
their employees? Are they encouraging
their employees (like Google does) to come up with new ideas/projects to make
what about those employees who are afraid to speak up because they might lose
their job? Do they honestly think
they’ll be terminated for bring up an idea that may help improve the
company? Are you kidding me? Someone once said, “If you’re afraid of
losing your job you don’t have one.”
next time you hear negative comments about the economy or business ask
yourself, “Is this kind of talk really helping?” and then come up with some
fresh ideas to help generate your company more revenue.
executives promote employees with an upbeat attitude and proactive
thinking. Getting loosey-goosey
doesn’t have to mean getting fired.