Tag! You’re it! (post by Kirk Weisler)

tag

In January Michael Hyatt wrote a great blog post that he titled “The Surprising Secret to Success”.  This secret was only one word: Responsiveness.

“So many people I meet are unresponsive.

  • They don’t return their phone calls promptly.
  • They don’t answer their emails quickly.
  • They don’t complete their assignments on time.

They promise to do something and never follow through. They have to be reminded, prodded, and nagged. This behavior creates work for everyone else and eats into their own productivity. Sadly, they seem oblivious to it.

When I was a kid, we used to play “Tag.” You probably did, too. The objective was simple: keep from becoming “It.”

If someone tagged you (touched you), you became “it” until you tagged someone else. Whoever was “it” when the game ended, lost.

Business is very similar. People “tag” us in countless ways every day.

  • They place calls.
  • They send emails.
  • They mention something to us in a meeting.

Suddenly, we are “it.” And, just like the game, if you stay “it” too long, you lose. The only winning strategy is to respond quickly and make someone else it.”  You can read the rest of his blog post here.

May we all try better this week to be more responsive and to start taking ownership and leadership.  Haven’t we all been on the phone with a company and been passed around several times having to repeat our need over and over?  But isn’t it wonderful when the first person you talk to is able to address your need quickly and completely?  I want to be that refreshing person!

Onward to be a better me,

Kirk Out

Advertisements
Categories: kirk weisler, coffee sugar, exercise 3, yoga class, and walking in the garden. | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

FOX40

Sacramento breaking news, weather, sports and social media

Authors-choice

American Journal of Preventive Medicine, God, Human sexual activity, Premarital sex, Sexual intercourse, Sexuality, Sexually transmitted disease, Uncategorized, Virginity, Abortion, Rape, Pornography & God, Premarital sex & happiness, True meaning of Sexual intercourse, Virginity & Love

myfox8.com

News, Weather, Sports and more from WGHP Fox 8 Television

McCarthy English

We study our language, and this site can help

As I See Things (through the lens)

Images and Words of Jeffrey Johnston

%d bloggers like this: