Take your mind back to the last time you were really excited about your day. Now ask this, what was it that made it so fun?
That’s because success and blame can’t exist in the same person.
Whenever wildly successful people talk, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Richard Branson, to name a very few. They all speak in the same basic language that precludes them from using the "B" word.
Thus, remove blame and complaining from your office and watch your productivity soar.
Blame is appealing because it’s easier to blame someone else than to tackle the obstacles they are paid to solve. Therefore if they can blame, they will blame. And if they do blame they won’t try. And they will repeat this process wherever they find opportunity.
Why work hard to achieve something when they can feel just as good by blaming someone else? It’s not difficult to see how much productivity and creativity is being sucked out of your office by the complainers.
Therefore, once you have tackled disappointment, removing blame is much easier. It’s the logical next step.
This scenario is very typical: managers want their team to learn from their mistakes but the team wants to hide from the very same thing.
And as much as the manager tries to convince his or her team about the value of learning, he too tries to hide his blunders from his superiors.
If the main focus of your employees is to not get fired, then they won’t see great opportunities, that’s because they aren’t looking in that direction.
You can’t build a company that is meant to provide exceptional-ism in a culture that punishes mistakes. However, this concept is not about letting dysfunction run rampant, or letting recklessness take over, it’sabout an awareness that starts in the mind of the employee, that they are better off, on every level and in every sphere of life, when they learn from their mistakes.
Creating a culture that learns from their mistakes comes after removing disappointment and blame.
Dead ends are a fact of life. Andy Grove called them "The valley of death." And they precede every famous success story, Steve Jobs, Sandy Koufax, Abraham Lincoln to name but a few.
And therein lies the big problem, they are the few. Most dead ends are exactly that. Not because they are, but because people don’t know where the key is. And whereas it’s great to read the story of how Steve Jobs was fired and made it back, it’s hard to translate that into your own personal dilemma.
"Business-Bliss" explains the thought process that allowed these titans of industry to become such. There is a way of thinking about a dead-end that can turn it into your greatest opportunity, and the more people who do it in your company, the more productive you are going to be.
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When you boil it all down, your job is to solve problems.Yes, you have functional things that you have to take care of, but what gets you ahead, what moves your career to the next level, is that moment when you face an obstacle that requires some real heavy lifting thinking.
Up-Coming Speaking Engagements
- The Fortune Growth Summit – October 25-26, 2011, Phoenix, Ariz
- Advanced Window – November 18, 2011, Frederick, MD
- Freed Photo – January 24th, 2012, Bethesda, MD
- Entrepreneurs’ Organization – April 19th 2012 – Omaha, Nebraska
"Thestage is upon us,
that the only significant Competitive Advantage
one company has over another,
is the mental health and trust between employees."
Does your office seem like a big puzzle with lots of moving parts? Step-by-step, the Bliss-Business program puts all the pieces together.
Our lives have become more sophisticated, but our ideas have not kept up. People don’t know how to deal and think about such a complex and ever changing personal world.
The Business-Bliss program puts all the pieces together. You don’t have to believe me, try the first session free. That session, in of itself, will dramatically improve your work competitiveness.