Success Thought of the Day – 3/22/21

The fact is that the system people work in … may account for 90 or 95 percent of performance. – W. Edwards Deming

 

“Are you working in the system or on the system?”  That was one of the best questions a team member asked me several years ago.

As a leader, it is easy to get our hands into everything, as we want to help others be successful, drive results and pursue the organization’s purpose.  However, there is a difference between the individual, in the moment efforts, and operating systems.

I liken it to a glass of water spilling on a table; if it happens once or twice, it is acceptable to grab a towel and clear it up.   However, if this will be a repeated act, you need to address the real need, fix the spill’s cause, or install a “system” of trenches to catch and dispose of the water.

Give some thought to the systems you have stewardship responsibility for and make them better.

With each decision and action, you build and shape your character. - James Rosseau, Sr.

Success Thought of the Day – 7/27/21

Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships. - Deepak Chopra

Success Thought of the Day – 7/26/21

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways. ― Sigmund Freud

Success Thought of the Day – 7/23/21

Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. - Elie Wiesel

Success Thought of the Day – 7/22/21

Decide and Start - James Rosseau, Sr.

Success Thought of the Day – 7/20/21