10 Reasons Why Teams Function At Less Than 100%. Yes Your Team Too!
Posted by Bob Rempel on November 8, 2016
10 Top Reasons Why Teams Function At Less Than 100%. Often Well Below 100 per cent. Is This Your Situation? Strengthen Your Teams With Team Enhancement Ideas For Any Workplace.
When Teams Are Not Functioning At Peak Levels? You Feel It Everyday. You See The Signs Everyday.
I think of football. Clearly a team game. One of the greatest football coaches ever, Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots defined team success very well. It applies to business, organizations or sports
“On a team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.”
by Bob Rempel, RempelGroup Partners
Most Teams function well below optimum. Far below optimum. This almost seems to be the norm. The expectation.
Is this your situation or similar to it? It doesn’t matter whether you are in a leadership position in a small or large business, a nonprofit or social enterprise, educational organizations or other organization, have a sports team at any level, or you have virtual or real teams or a combination of both. The symptoms are the same.
It’s something you’re feeling. You see it too.
*Measurable results are slipping.
*Deadlines are missed.
*Negativity about projects and customers seems to be increasing.
*People are not engaged.
*You don’t hear laughter.
*Attendance at voluntary events seems to be declining.
Are these familiar to you? Do you see some of these other symptoms:
*Lack of enthusiasm about core aspects of your business or strategy.
*Abandon ship thinking. No belief in the future for the
*No belief in the future of the business.
*Unsupportive of other team members and a me-first approach.
*Problem solving shows no energy, no creativity, no initiative.
In a sports sense, when I coached high-performance level athletes, we used to say the team member was playing for the name on the back of the jersey, not the team name on the front.
This is critical if you want a high functioning team at an executive level. I adopted the phrase in my executive management over the years that I heard from many of my capable superiors and leaders over the years.
“I trust your ability and talent, bring me solutions, not just problems.”
Contrast that with the following voices you could be hearing:
*Work life is Fun
*Work life is Challenging but it’s good for me.
*I like the people I work with.
*There are some amazing people here and I liked them more as I got to know them better.
*I’m excited about our new Project. I understand it and I think it will be great for the business.
*I like the people I work with. There are some amazing people here. and I liked them more as I got to know them better.
*I like (Leader’s Name). I don’t always agree with him or her, but I respect him/her for their knowledge and experience, their obvious hard work and dedication, but most importantly, how they at least listen to what I have to say. I don’t expect they will do everything I want, but I need to be heard.
Take a minute and think about situations where teamwork is never required or the team structure is not used. Yes, team performance is not closely monitored and maximizing team performance is not important.
Whether it’s Big Business, Small Business, Government from local levels on up, NonProfit Organization and Social Enterprises,
I’ve been a Team Leader most of my work life and a long time Team Head Coach in sports at high-performance levels. The best teams had specific qualities or lacked these qualities.
The Sylvia LaFair recent Inc article Top 10 Reasons Why Teams Fail And What To Do, summarized this best I feel.
Here are the 10 pitfalls to watch out for, as per LaFair. Turn the pitfalls around and add them to your team work at your business or organization.
- Lack of explanation: there needs to be an initial explanation of the business case for change and the purpose of working together in a new way.
- Lack of envisioning: without a clear vision of what the future will look like there is nothing to go toward.
- Lack of resources: without buy-in as to what will be needed to get to the vision of the future, people feel they are only going to have one oar to row the boat.
- Lack of accountability: the need for a specific and structured way to make sure people say what they mean and do what they say.
- Lack of planning: must have specific team action plans and deadlines that are possible to reach, even if they have to stretch.
- Lack of encouragement: no procedures in place to close skill gaps and have extra training where needed.
- Lack of conflict strategies: no agreed upon ways to handle conflict so it does not simmer and fester.
- Lack of collaboration: ways to put diverse individuals together to find new solutions to old problems.
- Lack of inclusion: everyone needs to know the big picture issues and have a way to participate in adding their point of view.
- Lack of reinforcement: make sure that time is given for individuals to voice frustrations and concerns so they do not end up sabotaging by going behind closed doors.
Michael Hyatt says the key factor in dysfunctional teams is Connection. His comments are worth quoting in its entirety. “Feeling Connected in the workplace is absolutely critical. In fact, in my opinion, it may be the number one Life Force driving all positive growth in people, companies, sports teams.
In both cases what’s missing is Connection. If there’s no connection to the organizational vision, the team leader, other teammates, or organizational outcomes, then leaders will fight uphill battles on engagement every day.
But if leaders cultivate those connections, they’ll build teams that are enthusiastic about driving results for the organization.”
Hyatt says there are four things to do:
Remembering the critical link to Cconnection, here are four ways guaranteed to boost team engagement:
- Connect your team to the vision. When our teammates don’t understand or care how their daily tasks serve organizational goals, it’s nearly impossible for them to maintain interest in their work. People laying bricks stay inspired when they realize they’re building cathedrals. So take time to explain the why behind the what.
- Connect your team to you as their leader. People don’t work for companies; they work for other people. Often, folks don’t engage because their leaders don’t engage them. When leadership is faceless, two-dimensional, or dismissive, they lose interest (or never commit to begin with). It’s the leader’s job to go first—build rapport, demonstrate concern, and personally invest.
- Connected your team to one another. People stay engaged with their work when they are engaged with their coworkers. Toxic organizational culture breeds disengagement—emotionally healthy people will find their way to the door. Leaders should look for ways to cultivate mutual appreciation and create opportunities for positive shared experiences.
- Connect your team to your results. One of the most important things I did as a leader at Thomas Nelson was to begin regularly sharing our company financials. People could see what their daily work did to shape the quarter and the year. Transparency is a leader’s friend. Don’t be afraid to share the metrics and underscore the relationship between team efforts and organizational results.
Lack of trust is a team-performance-killer if there ever was one. Combined with the corrosive effect of low-trust, lack of trust often prevents people from speaking up about performance issues.
So for leaders with concern about team performance issues, you need to go back to the basics or fundamentals as we do in most things when we have low levels of performance. This is certainly how we approached when I coached international and national level teams and athletes.
At the core, Teams are composed of Individual People. Take the time to really get to know the people on the team. As people, as individuals. Let the people on the team get to know the people on the team. Take the physical workplace out of the situation in some cases, but in other team growth actions, keep it in, because that is context.
Taking Action: Our prescription for you involves creating an experiential and growth opportunity combination for your Team Members. Create the opportunity for them to invest fully in the mission, strategy, and tactics for the future of the business, organization or team. Create the opportunity for a memorable experience and bonding where people at all levels truly get to know and understand each other and Connect. Hire a Coach for your Team(s), on an ongoing basis. Retain a Coach for yourself as the business or organizational leader
I invite you to review our “Crush The Competition…Hug Your Customers-Embrace Your Community” Strategy Retreats & Workshops for Leaders and Teams” in our favorite location, Ixtapa, Mexico. A real hidden gem and great surroundings for the best possible Retreat, we feel. We and our Partners, create customized experiential learning events for Teams, and hold open to all 3-day Workshops in early December, 2016 and mid January, 2017. Follow us or subscribe to get updates on our programs.
Sources Credit: Michael Hyatt and Sylvia LaFair
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5 Ways Your Business Or Organization Benefits Long Term From The “Crush The Competition” Retreats in Ixtapa, Mexico Through April 30, 2017
Posted by Bob Rempel on October 12, 2016
5 Ways Your Business & Your Teams Benefits From The “Crush The Competition” Leader-Team Strategy & Tactic Retreat Workshops in Ixtapa, Mexico through April 30, 2017…..even if you don’t think you have competitors, or you think you’re crushing it right now.
1. You wear the Boss title and you just heard again a staff member say “Our Business Strategy Sucks”….”Our Teams Don’t Work Together Well At All”
2. You are going to learn to love “Customers” and “Community” all over again and your business and team will become part of the enlightened leaders and business with vision for the future network
3. Where else are you going to learn about what Narcos TV and Pablo Escobar can teach business Crushing the Competition and have fun doing it?
4. Crushing anything…with heart is fun…Crushing the Competition even more so. It helps you sleep better at night
5. Ixtapa is a “Serenity Now” approved destination and you’ll love our sessions on the beach just staring at the gorgeous sunsets and reflecting…but don’t think you can’t kick it up if you want. Because you will be doing that too!
To sum it all up: “I can’t take another gorgeous sunset and a cold drink, while I’m feeling that we’re really working to put some great plans in place to dominate our market, with a heart based approach, and grow for the future”….SAID NO TEAM MEMBER OR EVEN CEO/LEADER…EVER!
And there’s more:
Did we say these are fully customized events for your business and team too?
Did we say we do this virtually or live, or a combination of both.
Did we say the Rempel Team provides a full six months or more of support and our hands on with you, your business/organizaton, and your Team, after the Retreat-included in your Retreat fee.
Did we say an Early Adopter package for companies and organizations buying in before December 25, 2016.
Original Retreat Announcement and More Information
11 Ways Narcos TV Can Give Business “Crushing The Competition” Lessons
Posted by Bob Rempel on October 5, 2016
We continue to explore the world of Narco TV and the Pablo Escobar life to mine the nuggets for our semi-comedic presentation on “What Narcos TV and Pablo Escobar Can Teach Us About Crushing The Competition”
See our October 3rd Announcement About Our “Crush The Competition Leader & Team Strategy Retreats” at this link.
Yes, we know, we are exploiting a highly popular tv show that is drawing interest for many reasons: cartel life, Pablo’s life, the drug culture, Colombia, the reality, the history, 80’s, Netflix binge watching, the great acting. Business can learn from this as well.
Please also check these links out: More to come. We’ll share parts of our presentation here as well, soon.
The Real DEA Agents Comment on What Narcos TV Got Right
5 Lessons From Narcos TV
Exploiting Narcos TV Interest For Business: The Language Learning Example
We’re opening the Comments to you. What did you think of the Narcos show and what can business learn about “Crushing the Competition”
Narcos TV Story To Help Coach CEO’s & Teams On Crushing The Competition At New Retreats Program
Posted by Bob Rempel on October 3, 2016
Business Coach-Consultant Says Narcos TV Show Will Help Him Coach CEO’s & Teams To “Crush The Competition” At A New Retreats Program Just Launched
Immediate Release: Worldwide
Contact: Bob Rempel
Address: Ixtapa, Mexico/Winnipeg, Canada
Phone: Email to set up phone contact
Alternate Phone Number: please email
Summary: Now Underway: Crushing The Competition Retreats For Leaders and Teams but in a Enlightened Way, with a Heart…and Community and World View…The New Enlightened Business Model Designed For Long-Term Success. Developed By A Social Enterprise Expert….It’s About Cause Marketing…Communication…Consultation…Customers…Competitor Intelligence…Then The Crush!
“Crush The Competition-Hug Your Customers-Embrace Your Community & The World” (The CHE Program) Retreat style experience and training has been launched by Bob Rempel, Business Consultant/Coach & Partners, to help business leaders and their teams win decisively at the competitive game, create far better strategy and tactics, and do it by using enlightened approaches, including Customer Engagement and Community/World Involvement.
The final program curriculum and choice of presenters is custom designed with attendees, however, Rempel, a 35 year business and non-profit leadership veteran from Canada, and social enterprise and cause marketing specialist, said we can announce now that a semi-comedic presentation on What Narcos TV and Cartels Can Teach Us About Business & “Crushing The Competition”, which will lead into the Epilogue, also semi-comedic presentation, Crushing The Competition With Heart And Ethics, using additional examples from Navy Seals and the New England Patriots and many others will typically be part of the agenda.
20-20 Business Vision For The Year 2020 & Beyond, Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence, Keys To Making Your Business Customer Centric, Audience Not Content is King, Having Real Conversations with Customers, Turning Customers Into Fans and Advocates and Competitor Intelligence Strategies are also typically part of the curriculum program, he said, often in experiential ways. More details on content available upon request.
“The first thing we heard when we planning this is “””don’t just give us the same old stuff again that everyone else puts on year after year,”” said Rempel. We heard, ””Get creative, give us interesting content, inspiring locations, make us laugh, let’s be truly experiential, and don’t isolate us from the local community.”” We heard more, of course, such “don’t abandon us after you’ve got us started on the right track…”
This is our intention, he said. The Retreat fee also includes a minimum six-month contract and services arrangement with the client by the Rempel Team, Rempel said. You might call it their own “VP of Competition Crushing” and partner in progress, he said. We only win as consultants if we ensure that our Clients are truly successful with the strategy and tactics, (“crushin’ it so to speak”) and receive many times the value of their one time Retreat cost in revenues, reduced costs and enhanced image. That’s our team’s Customer Value and high ROI commitment, said Rempel.
The collaborative training and experiential 3, 5, or 7-day Retreats are custom styled for each Group, with locations and content providers to be set with Clients. Attendance open to teams of 2 or more with the best value for groups of 10 plus.
Where clients have no preference, home base for the events is Ixtapa, Mexico, regarded as the “home of million dollar sunsets”, by Tourism officials. A choice of full cultural immersion and palapa under the stars sleeping to 5-star beachside accommodations is offered. A CEO Only Leadership Networking and Strategies To Year 2020 Mastermind style event will also be held, in the next six months, with dates to be announced shortly.
The Retreat events are open to business participation worldwide. The natural focus initially is on North America and Mexico, but we will be promoting it broadly as well to Asian businesses wishing to create networks with North American and Latin America enterprise.
“At this particular moment, our crack research staff has determined that there are 153,049 businesses or organization operating worldwide where the CEO or Board Chair just heard or saw a comment, “Our/Their business strategy sucks” or a key staff member was overheard commenting or texting “We’ve got good people but we can’t pull together as a team”, says Rempel.
“Those numbers are with my tongue firmly planted in cheek he said. It’s probably much, much higher. We’ve got room to grow”
As part of our program launch and other promotional initiatives, we’ll soon be launching a Nominations page where employees and friends of these struggling companies, and even the CEO himself or herself, can nominate companies, organizations, sports organizations, and non-profits who should be “crushing the competition” but for various reasons are not.
“The training and experience have serious intent and lasting end results for the businesses who participate, but we promise much fun, other great experiences, and cultural immersion that will have a lasting impact on the individual team members. It won’t be just another Retreat,” Rempel concluded, “or we’ve failed”.
Media representatives can contact us for more information by email: email@example.com or via Twitter @bobremp
A further announcement will be made shortly on this site to announce the Business Nominations contest.
Businesses interested in more information can contact Rempel Partners using the form below.
Your Business Growth Strategy Sucks! Heard that Lately?
Posted by Bob Rempel on September 14, 2016
News Update: Beginning September 25 in Ixtapa, Mexico: Crush The Competition, Hug Your Customers-Truly Hug Them and Embrace The World and Community Around You“ business/life transformational Retreats
This is for you Ms Head of the Company, Ms Business Owner, Mr. Head of a Social Enterprise Non Profit, Mr. Sports Team CEO, Ms. Startup CEO….whereever you are in the world right now.
Some of you might be hearing these words right now.
“Your Business Growth Strategy Sucks! Our Tactics Don’t Seem To Be Working! We Can’t Trust Our Data-Are We Going Forward Or Retreating! Our Competitors Are Dominating. We’ve Lost Touch With Our Customers…and every other comment in the book when things just don’t seem to working now and you haven’t had any good news in weeks.”
Harsh words, yes of course, but in business, if we have any business sense at all we know inwardly when something is not working. This just “sucks like a Hoover “you’re saying to yourself. You might have even heard the “s” word from some of your staff, directly or indirectly. Then you take a look at the data. “We’ve got a big problem” seems to be written everywhere in red.
So what to do about this. Now. Immediately.
Announcing our “Crush The Competition, Hug Your Customers-Truly Hug Them and Embrace The World and Community Around You” business/life transformational Retreats in Ixtapa, Mexico or the destination of your choice (for large groups).
Part Retreat with enough downtime and also Wow moments to rejuvenate you and your team, and content and learning from top leaders, influencers and facilitators, with action steps and our follow up for back home.
Here’s a little flavor of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, a hidden paradise and a place we are proud to call home base.
Join us for a weekend, a week or even more in beautiful small town relaxed Ixtapa, Mexico starting September 25 and continuing through April 30, 2017 A special program working directly with small groups to create a high-value event.
Special Features of Crush the Competition Retreats:
-Customization Options: Agenda, Keynote Leader, Location, Language, Accommodations, Special Presentations such as Doing Business in Latin America
-Large Group (10 or more) Rates:
-20-20 Leaders With Vision Network Membership for 24 months with no fee annual Network Master Session in other great locations around the world.
-We Welcome The World: Asia, Europe, United Kingdom, Mexico as well as North America. Ixtapa will amaze you. So will the content and the results.
-What Business Can Learn From “Narcos” TV…(comedic presentation)
-Spanish Language Learning, Cultural Immersion, and Local Volunteerism in Eco and Childrens’ projects
-Sunsets, Sunrises, Beach running, Music to move you, Fun as you define it/
-Full follow up with you and your team for 6 months or more with marketing and other business growth services included for Gold and Platinum. This is the most important aspect of all.
Weeks and weekends can fill up fast. A small deposit will hold your preferred dates through until April.
Special Rates in effect now until October 31, 2016 for all bookings.
Call us today and discuss the program with us and the customization options you would like, and automatically qualify to receive a copy of the new book “Hustle” by Neil Patel.
Send us a note below and we’ll get you more information on our “Crush The Competition-Hug Your Customers-Embrace the World and Community Around You” unique Strategy & Experiential Retreats in Ixtapa, Mexico.
They’re designed for real change and a leap forward in your business and life. Never again should you have to hear or think, “Our Business Growth Strategy Sucks” Are you ready?
You Needed A Great Business & Life Coach Yesterday!
Posted by Bob Rempel on September 13, 2016
Want to talk about selecting a Great Business & Life Coach or download our cheat sheet “5 Qualities You Need To Look For In A Great Business or Life Coach”, just complete the form below.
The Key Signs You Need A Business & Life Coach NOW! Or A Better One!
You feel Adrift with many ideas, some great, some not so great, floating through your head.
You know you’re not Focused on one approach and so does everyone else.
You feel Pressure, real pressure to succeed in the next few months.
You started your day today without a Plan, a clear idea of what you want to get done by end of day, this week, this month.
You heard a colleague say the other day “Their Strategy Sucks…big time”
You’d just love to get out there and “Crush The Competition” and then keep on doing it.
You love the Comfort Zone you’re in…way too much.
You know you’re ready for a Beyond Limits program. You’re moderately successful but people are passing you by and you know you are capable of much more.
You know you are capable of so much more…in business, life, sports, fitness, health, love, relationships.
Is this you or do you know someone like this?
We’ll keep updating this post ourselves, but we invite you to contribute below.
What are the other key signs you need a Business & Life Coach Now or A Better One!
Please use the comments below and contribute one or more that rings true for you.
Want to talk about selecting a Great Business & Life Coach or download our cheat sheet “5 Qualities You Need To Look For In A Great Business or Life Coach”, please just complete the form.
Business Growth Summer Strategy Sessions: More Details Announced
Posted by Bob Rempel on June 30, 2016
Summer Strategy Sessions 2016 are all about business growth and increased through new and active existing customers, waking up inactive existing customers. It couldn’t be any simpler
Peter Drucker says, and I paraphrase, the purpose of business is to create and keep customers through demonstrated value, marketing and innovation.
Drucker’s name will come up often as we facilitate strategy sessions for your business or non profit as CEO, Owner, or Executive Director, or as head of your key Team members who are all in attendance. Similarly so will the term High ROI, Return on Investment, competitor awareness, and terms like evaluation, ongoing monitoring and analysis.
Bob Rempel, CEO and founder of RempelGroup Consulting and Strategy, and their Integrity Online Services agency will make a special presentation on Sweet Spot Management and Leadership, the title of a forthcoming book.
Becoming an Opinion Leader and authoritative spokesperson in local, regional and national markets is another key part of the discussion. Today the term Influencer is used widely to describe their presence and influence on social media and websites. All participants are also provided immediate membership in the 20-20 Group: Leaders with Vision Network created and co-ordinated by Bob Rempel, which includes ongoing coaching and training.
The luxury 5 star all inclusive hotel in a highly desirable resort location, and a very flexible agenda we create with you, will provide plenty of time for relationship building with your partner and/or your team of key Staff.
The whole process and event will rejuvenate you and your people or partner and prepare you a busy fall and winter seasons ahead as you implement the strategies that are developed here.
Summer Strategy Sessions start on July 1 in Ixtapa, Mexico and last for three months.
For more information please review our previous Summer Strategy Sessions announcement blog post or contact us below. Special prices in effect by quote for all July bookings and for all Team bookings.
5 Great Reasons To Schedule A Summer Strategy Session For Your Business in Ixtapa, Mexico Now!
Posted by Bob Rempel on June 15, 2016
(View the additional Update to this Post, by clicking HERE)
Stop Please! Don’t Make All Your Summer Plans Just Yet! Are You Letting Your Business or Organization, Your Personal Brand, Your Team Building, and even your Relationship Slide Downhill?
5 Great Reasons To Schedule A Summer Strategy Session in Ixtapa, Mexico now!
It’s summer time and the living should be easy. You’ve heard the song. Most of you don’t live in the land of the Endless Summer that some of us are blessed with, so the pressure to ease off a bit at work is there, and it should be.
You are driven to be successful, for your organization or team, your brand, your family, and yourself. I know that getting more customers, increasing revenue and helping your organization operate efficiently with value for the end user in mind always does not take the summer. For Owners, CEOs, Directors, Managers it’s almost always top of mind.
Or as an Athlete or Coach or GM in professional or amateur sport. The summer time is either Olympics time like this year, or it’s training camp or training time. Plus you’re swirling in the media and social media storm constantly.
Same for musicians, entertainers, actors, actresses, authors. You rarely get downtime. Work is constant. As well, you’re always in the public eye. Tremendous added pressure to anyone’s life.
Don’t ignore all the cross pressures, I suggest. Family and relationships and personal revitalization are essential to a stable existence that makes your whole life better.
Let me show a way you can have it all this summer.
I’m Bob Rempel, and I want to give you 5 reasons to come to Ixtapa, Mexico this summer and early fall for the best business and personal trip you’ll have in many a year. Plus we’re going to work together and build towards a great partnership. You’ll be joining our 20-20 Leaders’ with Vision program and exclusive network of individuals.
1. Amazing, Breathtaking Location with an all-inclusive 5 star Accommodations and Dining. An easy direct trip from Los Angeles and Houston and one stop from many other locations.
2. Romance and Relationship Renewal to the max with your partner. It’s for 2. Or alternatively we can make this a Team event for your business or organization. Strategy, team building, rejuvenation all in one
3. Add ons to the trip that suit you: Laptop and school supply donations to local school classes, cultural immersion, view business and investment opportunities in MX, special local tequila & coffee tastings,Spanish lessons, and much more. Flexibility is key.
4. 4+ hours over 3 days planning strategy together to increase customers and revenues for your business or non profit or 4+ hours training with us on how to master social media with a proactive strategy. Plus more our prep time prior to our meetings and for summary and next steps after the meetings. More flexibility here of course to find the right combination of personal and business time.
5. Value pricing. You’re not the kind of person who usually asks the price first, any ways but you do want good value at the end of the day. So you should.
This is a Beyond Platinum all inclusive personal and business trip. When you add in the value of new customers the strategies we develop will obtain, or the enhancement of your personal or business brand, you might even think you should pay us double.
I’ll be waiting to see you. Our Summer 2016 Strategy & Training promotion ends on September 30.
This is a $10,000 usd total dollar value package for two people with flights and hotel from Los Angeles or Houston. However, the first 10 groups of 2 people, booked by July 1, can take advantage of our special Summer Strategy Session early mover discount and get the package for $6,000.00 usd.
Want more details? A full list of what’s included in your total package price? Please contact us below and we’ll respond immediately.
Platinum Plus Program For Leaders-We’re Beyond Platinum for 2016-2017
Posted by Bob Rempel on June 8, 2016
Sign up now and watch for upcoming announcements of our 2016-2017 program starting July 1, 2016. Review the details of the last program and think much bigger. Very exclusive. Life changing, Business explosion. With a major group event in Ixtapa, Mexico, winter 2017 and ongoing Coaching and Strategy weeks beginning July.
This Dream Coaching Package For Your Business & Life Is Reality!
How To Make My Life Better! #1
Posted by Bob Rempel on May 6, 2016
This piece by Nela Canovic would be front and center if we had a book titled “The best advice I ever got…read…heard”. (Note: originally published at Quora.com)
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We Believe The Future of Business Is Social Enterprises
Posted by Bob Rempel on April 28, 2016
One of my business heroes is a firefighter. A very specialized fire fighter. Red Adair was his name. He capped and halted oil well fires around. Oil well fires are very costly. It’s a finite resource. Oil is valuable and has a price per barrel. Adair often still had a lot of questions and concern about his fees. His famous quote sticks in my mind:
“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do this job, wait until you hire an amateur”
Einstein is often quoted (I suspect perhaps only literally and not reflecting his nuanced meaning and understanding of what it is) as “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.
One of the most difficult types of business to build is a social enterprises because it has a dual purpose and leaders and manager have to have at least two minds active at all times. The team is rarely strong enough, even exhausted and the ideas are often weak and resources minimal.
This is our call to action to Social Enterprises everywhere to build a stronger team, reinforce and strengthen your mission and purpose, and your commitment. This is our call to action to friends and supporters of social enterprises to encourage them to take the steps they need to succeed.
It is always about keeping in sight the mission and purpose of the enterprise, even when revenues must be paramount to allow the organization to continue. Without achievement on the mission front, any success on the business side is just hollow. We truly want social enterprises to succeed.
My experience leading a social enterprise and my observation of many others tells me starts with believing in yourself as an organization, believing in your mission, believing in your people. In many cases, mindset is the most appropriate starting point for business renewal and revitalization.
Social Enterprises Viable Future Business Model:
Personally, and as a consulting organization, we’re very bullish about the future of social enterprises as a viable business model in our market economies. Even as a glass half full model, we need more enlightened entrepreneurs, more entrepreneurs with a vision for the world we all live in together, and more governments and regulatory authority that reward and encourage businesses with both a social mission and purpose that work and play in the competitive environment.
RempelGroup.com Offers Social Enterprises Pro Bono Growth Program
At RempelGroup, we’re motivated to help grow social enterprises within our market economies where ever they are located. On Tuesday we announced that we had extended our offer to assist social enterprises with strategy, management, coaching, and marketing. Selected social enterprises will receive assistance on a pro bono basis and a full letter of engagement will govern how we work and how we will assist.
If you know a social enterprise, a business operating in a competitive environment with a social purpose, or a cause related project such as a music festival, sports or similar event, that can benefit from a greater degree of professionalism, strategy and tactics, please let them know about our program and share this post.
Extended: Social Enterprises Can Now Receive Free Coaching & Marketing Resources.
Offer Extended: Do You Know A Social Enterprise Wanting To Grow?
Posted by Bob Rempel on April 6, 2016
Social Enterprises Can Now Receive Free Coaching, Strategy and Business Services
MentorU Looking For The Young & Talented Who Want To Learn Business
Posted by Bob Rempel on February 3, 2016
MentorU by Realizing Potentials has a new project and is recruiting young and talented youth in Mexico. The program is looking for youth who want to be true partners and part own their own business while working in a mentorship and coaching arrangement.
What if you could double your customers and renew your relationship all at the same time?
Posted by Bob Rempel on January 25, 2016
Can You Say No To A Renewed Relationship & Double Your Business Customers?
Why Sell The Small Idea! We’ve Got The All-Inclusive Coaching For Your Business And Much More!
Posted by Bob Rempel on January 22, 2016
This Dream Coaching Package For Your Business & Life Is Reality!
When We’re Dead, It Will Be For A Long Time!
Posted by Bob Rempel on January 13, 2016
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” Steve Jobs
View Steve Jobs Stanford commencement speech 2005 below
Conclusion of Speech: Quoting Whole Earth Catalog founders in their final edition: “Stay foolish, Stay hungry”
Today I ask you, I ask myself, why are we waiting to make positive changes in our lives, our relationships, in our business, in our jobs. What’s holding you back?
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The Fastest Way To Become A Success In Life
Posted by Bob Rempel on January 11, 2016
This Amy Anderson Forbes article comes at a great time. The start of the year when we are creating new visions for our future life, new goals, or retooling and retargeting existing goals.
Build on what’s working!
Posted by Bob Rempel on January 7, 2016
We’ve all heard these phrases in business and biz talk:
Throw a lot of sh*t against the wall and see what sticks
Build on what’s working
Go All In
You haven’t heard mine from my ball playing/coaching background:
The best operational leaders know what opportunities that you can “drive out of the park” because you know you can hit them on the sweet spot (the perfect location on your bat for max. distance) and they are right in your zone (your capabilities) They jump on those pitches (opportunities) and rarely miss. Winners beget winners.
“When you’re growing your store, you don’t have to kill yourself trying 100 new things.
Just build on what’s already working and go from there.”
It’s something I always find myself thinking about. Should I go explore some new marketing frontier or should I just double down on something that already has traction?
What do you think? Comments are open.
Watch for another post soon on “Getting back to the basics of business and life”, a variation on the theme of you can’t improve in sports until you execute the fundamentals well every time. When sports are going so well, first thing always advised is “Get back to the basics”. Does that business and life too?
What’s Trending In Marketing & Influencer Shares-All In Issue 4 Of Our Weekly Digest
Posted by Bob Rempel on November 26, 2016
View our November 25, 2016 issue of the BobRempel.com Weekly Digest For CEO’s, Leaders, Influencers, Those That “Crush” It And All Those That Want To: Now Available:
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The Weekly Digest Issue 3 Is Out
Posted by Bob Rempel on November 18, 2016
Our November 18th Weekly Digest is now available. Take a look and subscribe to get your issue ahead of your competitors.
We take a look at the important information we shared this past week as well as adding Trending Stories from the past 24 hours to keep you right on top of news before the end of the week. More new information and data coming next week.
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Enjoy the weekend everyone. Relax of course, and recharge, but keep your eye on your goals. Always!
Happy Canada Day Friday!
Posted by Bob Rempel on June 30, 2016
Happy Canada Day To All Who Have a Special Place In Their Hearts For Their Home Country, Their Place of Birth, Like Me. Canadian Independence Day. 1867. 149 years old Enjoy In Your Special Way.