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Happy New Year!

December 27, 2018

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Happy New Year!

May 2019 bring great rewards to you and your business.

May 2019 include fun and enjoyment along the journey.

May 2019 be the year you make a conscious commitment to that next big goal which will take you beyond your comfort zone into the next best level of yourself.

Happy 2019!

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Merry Christmas

December 20, 2018

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Merry Christmas

At this time of year, we at JKL Associates pause to acknowledge that no matter how significant we may think we are, a larger and more meaningful, peace based understanding of the world is necessary.

May you and your families, both business and personal, enjoy the blessing of the Christmas season.

Blessing and Peace to you and your household!

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Constructive Conflict Zone

December 13, 2018

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Constructive Conflict Zone

If you live in the northern half of the United States then you may be familiar with the statement that we actually only have two seasons – Winter and Construction. Although we joke about the challenges both of these seasons cause for travel the reality is that both do in fact cause driving conditions to be less than ideal.  We are not especially fond of slipping around on ice and snow nor are we happy when the primary route to a destination is closed for road work.

We do know that in both cases they are temporary issues.  The sun will, in fact, come up tomorrow and heat things up to melt the snow and ice.  The construction crew will continue to place the concrete or asphalt and the road surface will be much better to travel on instead of potholes. Both of these temporary situations get improved through understanding that it is temporary and that the next day, week or month will be much better than the past.

When working with our clients there are times that the business must pass through Constructive Conflict Zones.  These are times when there is a conflict between one state of the business and a desired different state of the business. If these transition points are not navigated correctly then the amount of time and resources spent in the transition can be a lot more than should have been expended and the end results could very well not be the best end result.

It might be like mixing the laying of asphalt on a road that is covered with ice.  Although the hot asphalt may lay down on the roadway the resulting water trapped underneath will only pop or buckle the repair when the temperature drops to freezing.  The end result is more cost and more downtime for the road creating more conflict for drivers.

In order to drive around these potential potholes of conflict in your business, you need a culture where conflict is not a negative environment but viewed and embraced as a positive. A let’s improve mentality.  Although relatively easy to say, the implementation of such a culture is more demanding.  People must be allowed to voice their input and people must be open to hear and give real consideration to alternate points of view.

This is why we refer to these as “Constructive Conflict Zones” as opposed to destructive zones.  As leaders, it is incumbent upon you to lay the foundation and support the environment for “Constructive” zones in your business.  By having a well-defined set of core values and principles as a guidance system you can build upon that framework to allow for an engaging environment to support positive dialogue.

This week as you wrap up 2018 and look to beginning a new calendar year, take some time to look at the environment of your company.  Is there an opportunity to improve the “Constructive Conflict Zones” so you can move your organization forward in 2019?

Interested in improving your company culture in 2019? Time to call in the experts – JKL Associates at (313) 527-7945.

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Pencils have erasers

December 6, 2018

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Pencils have erasers

Here in the United States, we are pretty accustomed to seeing wooden pencils or mechanical pencils that have an eraser attached to them. In other places around the world, this is not necessarily the case.  In other lands, it is very common for eraser-less pencils. This little fun fact is provided to help you gain perspective on the diversity of thought which is present around the globe.  Each day we are exposed to many different items and actions all rooted in the diversity of thought which exists.  This diversity of thought expands with the limitless opportunities available in the USA.

These erasers on pencils also can serve as a metaphor as we bring 2018 to a close.  During this past calendar year, we might have experienced mistakes, false starts, or got off track with our goals and objectives.  Maybe some were completed with less than desirable outcomes.  Some maybe never got off the ground.

As we approach 2019 we have the opportunity to use the eraser and remove any traces of the mistakes and move forward.  We can erase the missed of 2018, learn from them and move into 2019 renewed and focused.  If we dwell too long on the missed opportunities, we are simply making more head noise and distractions for the future.

This week look back upon your 2018 works.  If you have had some false starts or mistakes, acknowledge them, learn from them, erase them and move forward into 2019.  History tells us that those who fail the most succeed more.  They just don’t let setbacks stop their forward progress.  Thomas Edison tried 1000 times before the general concept of the light bulb was finally shaped.

Time to lock in your goals and objectives for 2019. Looking to have a better result in 2019? Call JKL Associates at (313) 527-7945 and start the conversation with – we want more……

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