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It seems like we’re immersed in noise these days. Audible sounds, sure, but also advertising and media and news and arguments and ….

Here’s the question: Are you adding to it as a leader?

People aren’t productive in noisy environments, unless they’ve found ways to mentally shut it out. That’s why many wear earbuds, or have “focus time”, or crave time away from meetings.

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What you measure gets attention. What gets attention gets worked on. And what gets worked on is improved.

This is such a basic train of thought, yet how often do we actually lead this way?

Let’s say that the key to your particular business success is developing personal, nurturing relationships with your customers. Yet when you have meetings and talk about progress, you’re showing revenue, expenses, on-time delivery and defects. Where did customer relationships even get mentioned?

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IWAS READING a powerful article recently about building a conscious company from a systems perspective. It got me thinking about the idea of how we tend to create success measures.

It matters because those measures drive all behavior in your company.

The question is: What if we would adopt our customers’ measures of success as our own? What would happen?

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growth-1140534_640ARE YOU DOING SOMETHING AMAZING in your business?

I’m seeing a powerful trend in 2015 and 2016 of companies which are out to change the world.  Or at least their corner of the world.

It’s almost as if people are waking up to the fact that there’s more to life than money.  Not that money’s bad, but that it doesn’t actually change the world for the better until you apply it to making something better.

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MICHAEL HYATT Michael Hyattis a powerful speaker and leader in the area of values-based companies.  I was listening to a recent podcast on this topic this week where he reinforced one of my key messages:

Stated values are fine, but they don’t make a difference until you take action.

It’s a simple concept, really, and should be blindingly obvious.  After all, when your favorite cable company states that they’re “customer oriented,” do you believe it when they’re also not showing up for appointments?  When they don’t answer your questions over the phone?

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