A VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DESK -- IN TOUGH TIMES, TOUCH HEARTS
TURNING WORST INTO BEST OF TIMES: EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

PROACTIVE PLAN TO TURN WORST INTO BEST OF TIMES: PRACTICAL POINTER #1

A few days ago at the Fortune Small Business Growth Summit in Atlanta, GA, Tom Peters, the keynote speaker and co-author of Search of Excellence, polled the audience of 300 executives on how long they believe the down turn will last. Over 57% believe that it will last at least 2 years.   Over the next few blog entries, I will share  practical pointers to help firms and individuals proactively and successfully move through tough times. 


People.  The most important element in business and life is PEOPLE.   Yet when times get tough, people may be what  you neglect.  You can turn lemons into lemonade with the right chefs.  Tom Peters and I recommend maintaining:

  • Integrity (Do what you say you will do with honesty)
  • Dignity (Even if you cut back or make changes, do so in a way that helps your firm retains its good reputation and helps people maintain their dignity.  Give choice if possible)
  • Communication (More open communication is the best.  People appreciate knowing the situation and participating, if possible, in creating the solutions)

What's your plan for turning the worst of times into the best of times?  Join my new GROUP Learning and Coaching program and create a proactive plan for you and/or for your firm. This approach is effective, affordable, and risk free.  Check out the money back guarantee.  There are still a few slots open so act now. Sign up by 10/31/08 for BIG bonuses at www.tmsworld.com/coaching.html  

Theresa M. Szczurek (www.TMSworld.com and www.PursuitofPassionatePurpose.com)  

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