Smarter CEOs Plan

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“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.”
~Jim Rohn, American Businessman

In order to achieve the vision you see for your company, specific goals targeted for present and future growth are necessary to continue further success. Whether you’re planning to expand your company, increase revenues, or just make the workplace a more enjoyable place to be, setting goals should be the very first step for business owners.

Finding the time to work on business goals is not always easy but, remembering what makes your business successful and what you want the future to become can make all the difference.

Start with your long-term goal plans, which are meant to take several years to accomplish. These types of goals should reflect the essence of your business motto or mission statement and should focus on what makes your business unique in your industry. Example of long-term goals include; higher customer satisfaction ratings, giving back to the community by donation or volunteering and recruiting new employees who share your vision.

Once long-term goals have been set, create short-term goals or objectives to specifically target how you will accomplish your long-term goals. Short-term goals should be the pathway to long-term growth. Have a ready plan for what needs to be done by who and when.

Bring your future goals to present day attention by focusing on the creation of both long-term and short-term goals to enrich the quality of your brand.

Kelly D. Scott
Chairman/CEO
Vistage Florida
better leaders ● decisions ● results

Our Never Ending Business Culture

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“Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with a passion.”
~ Brian Chesky, CEO, Airbnb

When we think of a typical business culture within an organization, we usually think of the 9-5 schedule with daily phone calls, Emails correspondence and occasional meetings but, what happens when our business culture needs improvements? With technology and our fast paced lifestyle, it’s no wonder business leaders look at culture as both the cause and the cure.

We can see a positive culture as the preface or introduction to your business or organization, it gives other businesses and customers the feel or character that makes your business prominent in that industry. A clear and enriching business culture should have trusted employees who take pride in their work while giving praise and encouragement to fellow co-workers.

The most critical factor in understanding your unique business culture is to recognize that cultures evolve and grow as you do significant work as a leader. A business culture isn’t something you can track and fix on the spot, cultural change happens after you’ve introduced new ideas or processes into your work place like, redesigning an outdated business program or recruiting employees that care deeply about solving daily goals.

Your workplace and its business culture are more important to future accomplishments than ever before. Learn how to create a positive and inspiring business culture to conquer the corporate world.

Kelly D. Scott
Chairman/CEO
Vistage Florida
better leaders ● decisions ● results

How to Sell Your First Impression

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“To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.”
~ John H. Patterson, Businessman

Whether you’re looking for a new career path or determined to climb the corporate ladder in your business, marketing yourself to the right people in an effective way can make all the difference. During our day to day lives, we learn the skills to sell or promote a certain product or service to all kinds of customers but, do we know how to promote our self-image to build our careers?

The power of future potential is more important to most companies than your past track record. Having an impressive track record is something to show off and be proud of but, it’s what you could become that will make business professionals stand up and notice you. Focus on improving your personal sales pitch by including important topics like; your future goals as an individual as well as for the company, share your values and the ways you operate to show you have the potential to go above and beyond what is needed.

Knowing the brand is also another key factor in selling yourself. The strongest businesses know themselves, their values and purpose in their consumer’s life. Learn and promote the brand and industry to have a notable pitch that leaves the company wanting more of your ideas and thoughts.

In this day and age when anyone can look up a person’s name on social media sites, it’s important to show that you aren’t just a profile, you are a proactive business professional looking to prove yourself. Selling yourself should make you look passionate about your work and further your career. 

Kelly D. Scott
Chairman/CEO
Vistage Florida
better leaders ● decisions ● results

Creating Life Balance

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

~ Albert Einstein

 Each day we are challenged to race against the clock to get all of our responsibilities managed by the time the sun goes down. Our careers can engulf our lives leaving little time for friends and family. Problems can come about when we neglect certain areas of our lives that negatively influence our ability to become successful. What if we could change the way we think to focus on balance rather than a single goal?

Changing our perspective on life is the most important factor in creating a balanced lifestyle. Focus on thinking about the life you want to live and the career that will fit into that life. Efficient time management, proper nutrition and exercise, and time with friends and family are all factors to practice in our daily lives.

Even though technology creates ways for us to make communication easy and simple, it can also make it difficult to escape the constant demands and interruptions from work calls and emails. Simple changes such as; scheduling daily workouts without your headphones to reduce stress and anxiety and avoiding checking emails before bed to allow your brain to relax and not worry about the next day’s activities.

Become more proactive in your life by changing your perspective while leaving technology at your desk to enjoy the balance of life and time with friends and family. In this way we may become happier, healthier and more effective in all aspects of life.

Kelly D. Scott
Chairman/CEO
Vistage Florida
better leaders ● decisions ● results