STOP, Collaborate and Listen
This week we have a short blog post...with special thanks to Vanilla Ice. Why a short post? We are all busy, slammed, buried—you know the drill. New research suggests we keep our attention/focus less than 15 seconds. So, here we go and we will only focus on the word STOP. Sorry for shortening this, Vanilla Ice, but the 80’s are gone, so I have a new rendition.
S: Simple (keep things uncomplicated). Don’t make easy things more difficult than they need to be. In other words put last things last...so you can get to what matters.
T: Time Out (slow down and breathe) the antidote to this fast moving world is the realization we cannot outrun things and there is only so much time in the day. We are human beings (not doings). So take time and reflect on where you are heading.
O: Open-minded (being receptive to new ideas). Are you willing to admit there may be a better way to do things? Are you eager to learn from others and open to new suggestions?
P: Passion (your excitement and energy). Do you want it more than the other guy? Passion is contagious and makes me want to be around certain people. How much passion is in your tank?
Ok, that’s it. Please think about this and we will now STOP!
Ryan T. Sauers has spent 25 years leading and/or consulting with printing, graphics, promotional and visual communications related organizations. Ryan is President of the independent consulting firm, Sauers Consulting Strategies, founded in 2010.
Key areas of focus of the firm include: sales training, marketing strategy, personal branding, leadership development and organizational change.
Sauers is a frequent national speaker and columnist. He has been recognized as one of the top 80 CMOs in the world and achieved the top designation of Certified Marketing Executive through Sales and Marketing Executives International.
Sauers is an adjunct university professor teaching leadership and communication courses to current and aspiring leaders. He is a Certified Myers Briggs, DiSC and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner (one of few in US to achieve all 3 rigorous certifications related to human communications, personality & behavior).
Sauers is working on his Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership and hosts a radio show in Atlanta (Marketing Matters). He is author of the best-selling books Everyone is in Sales and Would You Buy from You? More info at: RyanSauers.com