Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fear and all its friends

When fear visits us, it brings along a bunch of buddies—including rationalization, confusion, anxiety and defensiveness.

Leaders have to fight to have an environment where fear isn’t a factor. That’s not easy, because fear can come from the outside—a customer’s behavior or a supplier’s poor performance that could compromise a healthy situation.

It’s a daily fight to look at every response to challenges closely to make sure fear and its friends aren’t influencing your world.

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training
www.labov.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Job Description versus Job Purpose

Job descriptions have their place in business. But can’t they also impede greatness? If I follow my job description, in essence, I’m following orders.

In addition to a job description, don’t we also need a job purpose? Basically, what is my purpose in all of this? Other than a few pages of verbiage, how do I know that I really am doing a great job and making a difference?

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training
www.labov.com

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

There are two kinds of easy

There’s the “now” easy—I don’t want to be bothered or hassled, so let’s cut corners and make my life as easy as possible this second.

There’s “tomorrow” easy—let’s get this right, make sure we do the very best we can.

The “now” easy is easier immediately but it is fraught with bad things down the road—errors, lack of engagement, mediocrity, etc. After that happens, it is no longer easy to overcome those issues.


The “tomorrow” easy is the opposite—it builds a future that is simple, enjoyable and yes, easy.

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training
www.labov.com