Technology and Management Solutions Pursuit of Passionate Purpose
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  8th Rockefeller Habit for Business Growth / Events / News

See Events and News below for information on Theresa's September 16th presentation and Jackie's new book.

"You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event — it is a habit."
Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Philosopher and Scientist    

Do you have good business habits? Are your current habits getting you the results you need and want? It's a fact that those firms using the Rockefeller Habits, as outlined by Verne Harnish in his bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, along with the Pursuit of Passionate Purpose principles have an easier time producing great results. Perhaps it's time to take your habits and your firm to the next level. Here's the 8th Habit that the most successful, fast growing companies embrace.

Habit 8 of the 10 Rockefeller Habits

Employee hassles/ideas/suggestions/issues are being collected weekly.
There is a systematic process for addressing issues and opportunities.
Thank-you cards are being written every week by senior management.

Radish Case Study

HAVE YOU TRIED USING a Stop / Start / Continue list with your team? Radish now has a monthly all-hands meeting where we ask what we should stop doing, start doing, and continue doing. At our last meeting, people unanimously wanted to continue this kind of forum. Since our team is spread geographically all over the US, we hold virtual meetings using audio and web conferencing. This is one means to get and address feedback.

IN WEEKLY MEETINGS, each functional team discusses status relative to its Critical Metrics. Additionally, this is the place for team members to offer suggestions to dehassle the organization. Those ideas are either reviewed and immediately enacted at the department level, or brought forth to the weekly senior staff meeting for a decision.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I just sent out online thank-you cards to three members of our Sales Team who are living Radish's core values and making progress with significant accounts. I also sent a group thank you to our Launch Team which includes creative and hardworking members from development, support, marketing, and administration. After defining the myriad tasks that need to be completed for product launch, they're using the "Divide and Conquer" strategy — dividing a big task into smaller pieces and tackling the small pieces until it's complete. There is much to do. Yet there is progress. Providing the team with this sense of progress builds intrinsic motivation to continue persevering.

Interested in more of the story? Follow Radish @RadishSystems on Twitter. Next month I will cover another set of the Habits and their application.

Upcoming Public Events

Thursday, September 16, 2010. Join Theresa at the Boulder Business and Professional Women's monthly meeting where she speaks on "Pursuit of Passionate Purpose: Growing your Business and Life to Reap Real Rewards." 5:30 - 8:00 PM MDT, A Spice of Life, Boulder. Come hear about the Radish story. Register at

Good News and Practical Information for You

LEARN FASTER. Check out by my colleague, Dr. Jacqueline Frischknecht. It's about fact and fiction books to help students learn faster and better. Once at the website, click on Spin Into Kaleidoscope Fantasy Adventures, then click on Today is Tomorrow to read a synopsis of the newest book. The first chapter is free.

BLOGGING. Check out my latest blog posts about business and life performance. There you'll learn how Radish Systems Illustrates 6th and 7th Rockefeller Habits.

Believe and Act!

Theresa M. Szczurek, Ph.D.
CEO, Entrepreneur, Consultant & Business Coach, Speaker & Author
Technology and Management Solutions, LLC

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