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Theme for 2019

January 10, 2019

ISSN# 1545-2646

Theme for 2019

Each year I look at the past 12 months and considered the future. What lessons have been learned and what new opportunities can be realized. While looking at both the landscape of business and personal events, I try to set a theme for the next 12 months. This theme captures the focus for self and business improvement. With all the noise in the world it is quite easy to become distracted and flounder around moving from one thing to the next and not connecting the pieces along the way. The various environments we transact in from business settings to home and social events, there are numerous points of cultural chaos. So, this year in 2019 our theme is Cultural Tune Up.

We have the broad sense of culture living in the United States. Maybe we also have strong ties to our heritage and the cultural bounty it brings to our families. The foods, traditions, music all add such value and energy to the experience of living. Culture is also very much alive in your business. Possibly your business culture is defined, and everyone is living it daily. You may also be experiencing a shift in your culture with changes in leadership through retirements or the merger of cultures through acquisition. Quite possibly your culture is not even understood or realized it exists in your organization. Rest assured, the culture is there. The larger question is – does it contribute to your future success or is it contributing to roadblocks in your path to greater success?

This week I encourage you to take a look at your business culture and begin to understand its’ impact on what you are trying to accomplish in 2019. What roadblocks might you be able to resolve by having a vibrant culture where empowerment and accountability are the lifeblood of your business? Can you attract the best resources by having an environment which not just provides a job but a culture where people truly enjoy what they do and how they contribute? Consider doing the same as we do. Set a theme for growth and cultural improvement for 2019.

Wondering what your theme should be? Call JKL Associates and we will assist you in formulating your theme for 2019..

Questions or comments – email us at partners@jklassociates.com or call our Offices – MI at (313) 527-7945 FL at (407) 984-7246

Our Purpose – To build Cultures, Businesses, People, and Relationships with a Purpose based Passion, so that all can engage their talents for greatest contribution in whatever endeavor they seek.  A life where a “Promise” means something!

 

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And the Race is on…

January 3, 2019

ISSN# 1545-2646

And the Race is on…

As we start 2019 let’s first acknowledge the accomplishments of 2018. Some of you had better than projected outcomes and some maybe did not end up where you had hoped. Either way along the journey of 2018 you had some high points and traversed some low points. You hopefully learned important lessons from both aspects of your business and personal lives.

Moving forward in 2019 you should already have your goals and objectives identified and the appropriate strategies and tactics laid out to effectively achieve them. If not, then it is definitely not too late to get that put in place. When I talk to some leaders, they procrastinate on setting goals and objectives. They may be put some generally obscure plan of attack in place because they like to fall back on the perception that no matter what they plan it is going to change so why waste the time putting the plan in place, to begin with.

That is the whole reason to plan out your future to begin with. Yes, the plan is going to change when new information comes forward and based on its direct impact on the plan gets incorporated accordingly. Without the plan, it is far more difficult to determine the impact. Without the plan, the new data just gets tossed into the current bundle of actions and hopefully sorts itself out along the way.

I do agree that business plans need to be agile and flexible. If it is too rigid of a plan or set of steps, then when changes happen, it is too difficult to incorporate them without a total rewrite of the plan of attack. In being flexible I don’t support vague directions but allow for possible transitions which market or industry trends are foreshadowing.

This week if you are behind on laying out your 2019 plans then you have work in front of you. If they are ready to roll out, then get them into the hands of your team to let them run with them. If you are already down the path with plans and rollouts complete, then it is time to work on the business and not fall back into working in the business. Your goals and objectives with their supporting plans are a prime example of working on the business. If they are dependent on you to implement, then you designed a plan to drag yourself back into working on the business. Just maybe you need to transfer execution to your team and be there to prop them back up when they falter rather than them holding you up to work on the plan.

Still need assistance in getting the ball rolling for 2019? Call JKL Associates to help you get started.

Questions or comments – email us at partners@jklassociates.com or call our Offices – MI at (313) 527-7945 FL at (407) 984-7246

Our Purpose – To build Cultures, Businesses, People, and Relationships with a Purpose based Passion, so that all can engage their talents for greatest contribution in whatever endeavor they seek.  A life where a “Promise” means something!

 

Become a Fan on Facebook ? www.facebook.com/jklassociates
Link up on LinkedIn ? www.linkedIn.com/in/jklassociates
Follow us on Twitter ? www.twitter.com/@jklassociates

 Copyright – JKL Associates 2019

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