It is every company’s goal to produce an excellent product that satisfies their market and guarantees customer loyalty.
However, the quickest way to kill a company’s positive status in their customer’s eye, is an encounter with a negative or disgruntled employee; one who cares very little about the progress of the company, nor are they interested in expanding their level of performance.
Their chief concern is to show up, do the tasks required with no thoughts of building a team or improving the brand, collect the paycheck and go home.
What do you consider to be an employee’s greatest asset?
An on-going job for a leader is to look for individuals with good work ethics and with favorable skills. In this hiring process what is considered a person’s greatest asset and often placed at the top of the list, is their physical ability to do a job or task.
During the process of hiring the focus is to find a person who fits the job’s image, or in some cases, a willing person to just show up, perform the task and then go home. These individuals start with a flame of excitement that soon flickers out as stressful situations, which they are ill equipped to handle, arise throughout the day.
It is only a matter of time when an employee loses interest and dis-engages from their job, becoming a liability with the potential of damaging the culture of the company. More often than not, such a performance is tolerated, due to the overhead cost of starting the whole hire and training process all over again.
What went wrong?
What went wrong, is the employee’s lack to understand something wisely spoken in the movie “The Lion King.” After Simba has walked away from the responsibilities of his father’s kingdom, he hears his father’s thundering voice beckon, “Simba, you are more than what you have become.” It was Simba’s thoughts of inadequacy, and inability to carry such a responsible load, that caused him to lose heart and attempt to run from the job he was born to do.
Challenges are a daily experience. The key to gliding through depends upon your ability to control your mind. Mastering the ability to control your thoughts gives you the ability to either, move from the conflict, or have the conflict move from you and work itself out.
A common attitude in leadership is “all I have to do is address it once and either they ‘get it’ or they don’t.” This attitude is an open ticket to mental stress and physical fatigue for both the leader and the employee.
Bruce Jenner, Gold Medal Olympic Decathelete stated, “I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability; it was my mental ability.”
What is your mind reinforcing?
It has been estimated that the mind has between 60,000 to 90,000 thoughts per day. Wow! And a majority of these thoughts are reinforcing ideas about
• how we view our self
• how we view the world around us
• how passionate we are about our assignments
• if we feel valued as a team member….and much more.
As a leader, the greater your ability to engage the hearts and minds of your employees, the greater your results will be to evoke a level of performance from them that is filled with passion and commitment.
Here’s something you can do…
The heart is the power source for what the Mind’s Eye can see; therefore, the creation of a mental plan is essential. Ask your Inner Guidance, (what I call my Spirit) for the “perfect blueprint” to accomplish the task.
The Spirit Intuitively recieves instruction on how to handle your present situation, spiritually, emotionally, mentally and then physically. It has the capability to energetically create a blueprint in a correct, perfect order.
The thought that I would hold in my mind might be…
“I am finding the perfect blueprint to accomplish this task and I am trusting the creative process.”
By holding in your mind such a thought, your brain will now produce chemicals to represent that thought. These chemicals are sent throughout your body into the muscles and cells. Your heart becomes engaged with the emotion and your passion takes over.
So next time you want productivity…… POWER-UP your team to a level that creates effectiveness and efficiency by developing a culture courageous enough to focus on personal awareness.