Friday, April 13, 2007

Stephen Covey

The Eighth Habit, by Stephen Covey Reading in Made to Stick, there is a reference to Covey's research based on thousands of surveys of people working in businesses, perhaps just like yours (but not mine), where he makes "dry and boring" statistics come alive, by relating them to a soccer team. A snippet of that example is online in the form of this post by William Frank Diedrich. Which is slightly off-topic. But not by much. I read the whole article and was impressed by the call for action, and his reference to Jim Collins. But I digress... In the Covey example, raw numbers in the form of percentages simply numb the mind. Cut to the chase: If your business were a soccer team of 11 players, "Nine of the players would in some way be competing against their own team." Have you communicated your goals to your team? FYI: Most have not. Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey, Publisher P.S. Break out of your comfort zone and take charge of your business. Before it is too late. tag: (c)Copyright 2007, Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey. All rights reserved.
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