Jim Vaughan, Editor
'IQ Morning Report' Newsletter
According to Napoleon Hill, author of 'Think and Grow Rich', the starting point of all achievement is DESIRE.
If you have the DESIRE to build a better company, build better people. Most employees already have the DESIRE to be great at their jobs but, don't realize the most important set of skills that causes that to happen.
80% of people who lose their jobs lose it, not because they lacked the technical skills but, because of their lack of 'soft skills a/k/a people skills.'
There are eight things that determine 'who you are, what you are and what you are capable of becoming in life.'
Zig Ziglar said, "Help enough other people to get what they want and you can have e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g you want." This would apply to employee relationships as much as any other relationship in your life.
You probably have company picnics, Christmas parties, performance based contests with prizes like electronics, cash bonuses or time off. All of these things are temporary external motivations. Once the prizes have been handed out, the extra effort motivation is gone.
Dr Steven Reese, in his book, 'Who Am I', identifies the 16 primary lifelong reasons why people are INTERNALLY MOTIVATED to do everything they do... which in turn, defines their personalities.
Zig said people need regular mental stimulation (motivation and inspiration) for the same reason they need to take a shower. His message was they need to eliminate stinkin' thinkin'.
When your employees walk through the front door in the morning, the two things that pre-determine how the day is going to play out is, (1) their technical skills and (2) their attitudes (soft skills & people skills).
What eight things in an employee's personal life determine the foundation upon which you are building your job performance expectations?
(1) The way they THINK. The way an employee THINKS, more than any other factor, determines their success on the job and in every other part of their life.
(2) Productivity - Their life long collection of learned task completion skills and their ability to actually apply these skills in the performance of their jobs.
(3) Their physical HEALTH. Physical health is the number one factor in how an employee f-e-e-l-s as they perform activities and tasks on your behalf. The better they feel as they tackle job responsibilities, the better the outcome is likely to be.
(4) Relationships -
(5) Time Management -
(6) Spirituality -
(7) Money Skills -
(8) Universal Laws