Reach Your Full Potential

“Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.”
~ Bill Bradley

The focus on reaching your highest potential within the business world can sometimes be lost when we have excessive deadlines and obligations to meet. At some point, we have all had extraordinary success which we are proud of but, how do we measure and attain what we are capable of?

To reach your highest potential always remember to set goals that are just a little out of reach. Having realistic and typical goals limits you to only work up to that point and not achieve more. Don’t make the mistake of limiting your reach to goals that you know you can achieve. Focus on higher achievements to keep yourself interested and challenged.

Building upon your personal brand is another key skill to utilize when striving to reach your highest potential. When new responsibilities are assigned to you, work diligently and don’t resent these opportunities seeing them as extra work. Every time we attempt something new, we are strengthening our abilities and skills to further our success in our careers. These new skills may well add value to your skill set and open new doors for career opportunities down the road.

 With persistence comes success. No matter the unexpected setbacks that happen throughout life, keep pushing and stay persistent to reach your highest potential.

Just like any athlete that trains with persistence, understand that reaching your highest potential professionally means training yourself each day.

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

Recovering from a Social Media Setback

“Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.”
~ Christian Lous Lange

With the immediate and very public features that are involved with social media, companies are becoming more aware of the possibility of errors. Social media implementation is essential for a business or organization to grow but can also be an easy outlet for errors and missteps to occur. Understand how to recover from a possible social media setback.

Sometimes it’s not always the initial social media post that is causing a negative frenzy but can be the reaction delivered in response. When a social media setback occurs, take a moment to let the hype slow down. Strategize an appropriate thoughtful response that shows careful professionalism in this type of situation.

It’s important to understand for your reputation to recover, you must accept the responsibility of the mistake. Acting like nothing happened without addressing the situation will only hurt your company’s reputation in the end.

In any crisis, it’s important to have a company wide crisis communication plan in place. Create a multi-step plan which lays out the foundation on how to respond to a social media setback that follows the company’s image and mission.

Not all social media mistakes can be solved quickly. With appropriate attention and care, most errors can be handled to minimize the damage and move on to a more positive future.

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