Miller’s Monday Morning Message

Andrew MillerMiller’s Monday Morning Message
presented by ACM Consulting Inc.

Andrew Miller on operational excellence, strategy, life balance and everything in between

Toronto – February 24, 2014
Now that the Olympics are over and we have had two weeks of national pride, it’s a good time to reflect. During the gold medal hockey game yesterday morning, I’m sure almost every Canadian family was watching from wherever they were. Why is hockey so important to us? Because we are good at it, we are passionate about it, and we are proud of our abilities in it.
 
How can you ensure that your employees have that same level of pride and passion for your organization? There are three key components:
  • Strengths – Employees want to be a part of a successful organization, so focus on your strengths and leverage them to improve.
  • Passion – People throughout the organization need to be passionate about what the organization is trying to accomplish.
  • Pride – Employees need to have something to be proud of. Do you give them proud moments they can tell friends and family about?
It seems easy to have national pride, but it’s important to recognize why we have that national pride and apply it to your organization to foster a similar feeling amongst your employees.

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Andrew Miller
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Miller’s Monday Morning Message

Andrew MillerMiller’s Monday Morning Message
presented by ACM Consulting Inc.

Andrew Miller on operational excellence, strategy, life balance and everything in between

Toronto – February 17, 2014
Every two years in the weeks before the Olympic games begin, we focus on all of the problems that will arise. For the Sochi games we worried about hotel rooms not being finished, security at the games, water that wasn’t drinkable, professional athletes having to share college dorm-style rooms, Canadian hockey goalies, and many other petty things. One week into the games, none of these concerns are relevant anymore. We even joke about them. That’s because they really weren’t issues to begin with. They were items that distracted us from the real story of the Olympics, which is the athletes, the competitions, and the camaraderie. As soon as the games began, all of this talk went away because we focused on what the Olympics is truly all about.
 
What distractions are taking away your ability to focus on the real issues and opportunities in your organization?

To request an interview or more information, please contact:
 
Andrew Miller
416-480-1336
 
Follow me on Twitter @AndrewMillerACM
© Andrew Miller. All rights reserved. 2014.