The late great management guru Peter Drucker reminded us that the purpose of business is to create and keep a customer. No one embodied this belief more consistently than Kalona, Iowa storekeeper E.J. Hesselschwerdt, How do you bring purpose and meaning to your enterprise?
Pop culture bombards us with “the glass is half full” messages and scolds those that refer to anything that resembles “a half empty glass”. Yet we owe our existence, in part, to the survival strategies that kick in when we view things pessimistically. How do you encourage both pessimistic and optimistic conversations in your team?
Many people are trying to manage too much, afraid to let go or simply say no. Instead of managing a few things well, they struggle and stress with many things, none which is done exceptionally well. This fear of letting go can infect people, teams, and entire organizations. Here’s how to let go of what’s holding you and your team back so you can focus on what really matters.