S:0402 Principle: An Organization s Quality is Always Driven By Success

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   In most organizations, the vast majority of problems are caused by faulty systems or processes, not by faulty people. To create a successful, smooth-running organization you must separate the people from the processes. Processes are comprised of a…Continue Reading →

S:0401 Quote: Thought

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The thought manifests as the word; the word manifests as the deed; the deed develops into habit; and habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, and let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings. As the…Continue Reading →

S:0400 Principle: Growing Through Action

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   A person was talking to a room full of speakers about building their speaking businesses. The talk got around to the question of giving free speeches — should you do them or should you maintain the integrity of…Continue Reading →

S:0399 Distinction: Wealthy vs. Materialistic

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   While lots of people want to be wealthy, there are also many who feel something is wrong with it. When you are materialistic you find meaning in “stuff.” It s a way to feel good about…Continue Reading →

S:0398 Quote: Complacency

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Complacency is the only thing in a company which develops by itself. Everything else takes work!” Richard Reardon(richard@richardreardon.com)   Coaching Point: What are you doing to prevent complacency in your business?   Copyright 2003 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →