When I was a kid, my father taught me one of the best lessons of my life. It was about cows. I lived in New Jersey as a child, and if you ever drove any distance through Jersey, you couldn’t do it without passing several cow farms.
If you’ve read my previous post: Planting Seeds for a Better Tomorrow, you’re doing the work to plant seeds for your business’s future. Your ideas are starting to germinate and take root, and your business is growing along
Businesses that thrive believe in planting seeds. Allowing ideas the time and space they need to grow is the only way to facilitate the long-term health of a company. As much as we want to believe it, there are no magic bullets
Consistency builds trust over time. It also builds your reputation, so to build a good reputation, you have to choose repeated positive action, again and again. Think about it: if you consistently show up on time, you build a good
While Wayne Dyer is known more as a great spiritual thinker than a keen business mind, I find this quote more applicable than almost any other to my life as a leader. . In essence, it speaks to the open-mindedness and flexibility
Being prepared is all about creating rituals for yourself, and rituals at their core are institutionalized habits. When we talk about preparation, we mean creating habits that help you succeed. Here are five of my favorite tips on how to prepare:
I’m not a perfect person (chances are, neither are you), but I do strive to keep learning and growing. That’s the most important thing you can do in life and as a leader. If you can identify your opportunities for growth
Before we talk about preparation, I have a couple of questions I’d like you to think about:
How often do you prepare? When do you prepare? The night before? The morning of? Never?
“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”
– Richard Branson
Richard Branson is exactly right. If you’ve read my last post:
There’s an old office joke that goes like this:
CFO asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave us?”
CEO: “ What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”
Many of the skills your current job requires are relevant in the game industry. Do you code? Build software? Are you in the entertainment industry? Are you a project manager? All of these things are relevant.
Delegating is one of the most important things you can do as a leader. It not only guarantees that your employees (and hence your business) continue to grow and thrive, but it also mitigates the company’s risk level.