In order to compete and be competitively visible every individual must consciously choose to grow personally and professionally. Discernment is something that you gain from doing your own personal and professional inner work. One choice many consider when they are stuck or can’t see where they are growing forward in their career or business is to invest in higher education through obtaining a Masters’ degree in Business Administration, Technology etc. If this is something you may be contemplating, it is imperative that you meet with me first to clarify the “why” you believe this is an important investment of time and money. You may be surprised that this choice may not get you to where you need to go in the short or long term
What Makes You, Your Company, Product or Service Different:
Obtaining higher degrees are an option but if you are looking to compete corporately and professionally, I encourage you to first find out what makes you or your company different. What makes you different becomes your Intellectual Property and must be protected. Identifying, capturing, branding and marketing your Intellectual Property differentiates you and sets you apart from the perceived global competition.
Know what gives you purpose and how that purpose will position you to earn consistent revenue that aligns with the value you or your company offers. If not, you or your company will end up stuck in a tight funnel with thousands of others trying to pop out the other end to be noticed and seen.
Due to demanding day to day activity, decision making can quickly become insular and reactive. Intelligent outside objectivity provides a new perspective that proactively addresses insulation and reactivity that, if not attended to, may eventually sabotage corporate goals, objectives and profitability
One example: Executive and Leadership strengths and capabilities are not solely defined by the title the individual bears. Until the strengths and capabilities to achieve a successful outcome are clearly identified the danger is that Executive and Leadership requirements are assumed instead of being truly identified, known and realized.
Discern in advance how the Company may fail encourages the Executive team to consciously find intelligent solutions that will deliberately position the Company for a successful outcome.
Vision and seeing ahead are two distinctly different experiences. Vision is a dream of what is possible, whereas seeing ahead acts as a compass and catalyst to ensure the dream is realized.
Without a plan to execute, make those responsible accountable and measure the results of all actions taken the intended outcome may be left to chance.