Recently I have had the pleasure of working with several new clients.
All of them have come to me because they have faced at least 1 of
a fairly common set of issues.
1 Falling profits,
2 Falling Turnover or Sales,
3 The need to upskill themselves or their people,
4 The realization that what they are doing is not working
5 Their resistance to Business Planning and avoiding personal Accountability
to that plan was costing them.
6. They didnt know how to create a workable plan from their
To support their view and to encourage them to move forward with the
adoption of some new strategies I have shared this quote with them.
Change before your frogs get boiled!
Frank Merlotti of Steelcase, Inc., describes why his company is always
changing, always trying to do better.
We kept saying we were the best. Then, we started thinking,
maybe the best time to start making changes and try something different
is when we are on top rather than waiting until we are in trouble
and then trying to claw our way back up. We talked about the Old Frog
Syndrome: If you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water he jumps
out, but if you put a frog in a pot of cold water and heat it slowly,
hell sit there and boil to death. We didnt want to get
Lately its been very busy and I have never seen so much willingness
to adopt new ideas and to consider new strategies. Its been
exciting too watching people grow their businesses whilst others complain
about the environment. The best observation about them is that they
have created their own view of the business environment and they choose
to dwell in it. Whilst they do it leaves even more opportunities for
those willing to step beyond the stale practices and habits.
If I can help in any way then just give me a call. Im on the
road but Ill call back same day. Guaranteed.
have great times