Get Real, Get Results. Tough Business Questions Have Simple Answers – Loretta Smith | Journeys with the No Schedule Man, Ep. 64
The question this week is … what are you trying to get done? Through all of the noise, the problems or potential, policies and procedures, distractions or market fluctuations … what does it all really come down to?
What are you trying to get done?
If you can get clear on that, and get real with yourself, there’s a good chance you’ll start getting good results, at least according to Loretta Smith.
I completely agree with her.
Loretta is the founder and president of Genesis Executive Management Inc., which inspires business executives to effectively and efficiently challenge the status quo, drive results and set the tone for excellence. Loretta and her team do this through executive coaching, human capital solutions, strategic thinking & training programs and leadership development.
Well known for her integrity, candor and broad vision, Loretta has developed a well-earned reputation of inspiring bold, smart action through a direct, no-nonsense approach and for always being willing to immediately address the tough questions.
Speaking with Loretta was a breath of pure oxygen for me. She speaks with incredible clarity on issues and ideas I feel passionate about. But I run into very few people who see the natural crossover that I see, from personal growth into the business world, related to character traits such as authenticity, awareness, integrity, and truly understanding one’s vision and values. So to hear Loretta speak was both exciting and educational.
I have worked with, and for, my share of businesses who say they are one thing and then do another and then wonder why they have a difficult time holding on to good people and sustaining exceptional results over a sustained period of time. My recommendation is that they give Loretta a call.
With that in mind, here are just a few of the key points from our conversation I thought I would highlight:
1. The lost art of being a child – Complexity vs simplicity. We learn to make things more difficult than they are, and then convince ourselves that’s the way it should be. We weren’t always that way.
2. Vision vs problem – Listen for her fabulous “Apollo 13” analogy, and take what you learn into your next business meeting (if you have the meeting at all).
3. In your business, are you actually seeing people, or just observing? So much opportunity is missed when people are not met with the basic humanity of being seen, acknowledged and valued. It’s costing companies much more than they may wish to admit.
What you are about to hear, in my opinion, is incredibly valuable for anyone in business. Loretta shares all kinds of empowering, actionable information and the best part about it is that it is all fundamentally pretty simple.
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Comments: What “Tough” Question Needs To Be Asked?
Chances are, as Loretta suggests, “You already know.” What issue or question are you avoiding? What “tough” issue might actually begin to dissolve if you just allowed yourself to face it and give it the simple answer it likely deserves?
Please leave your thoughts in the comments section, below.