We live in an age of overwhelming information. The world is full of people supplying it and others who are seeking it. People everywhere are desperate for solutions and fresh insight. Those people who are able to provide them with the strongest, freshest, most relevant, and even most radical ideas, practically hold the keys to success. The individuals with this level of influence are the thought leaders.Read More
There’s nothing more frustrating than having worked on a deal for weeks or even months just to have the prospect say, “You know, I’m not sure this is the right time for this project. Why don’t you check back with me in six months.” As soon as that sentence is uttered, the deal is essentially dead. Time to start all over again with someone new.Read More
Measurements and score keeping is a universal language applied in a myriad of ways…
We keep score of sporting events as well as individual player statistics, credit scores,
grades in school, video games, IQ, cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, carbon footprint,
net worth, voting, conversion rate, customer retention, likes and tweets to name a few.
As consumers, we score the books we read, the websites we visit, the hotels we sleep
at, the restaurants where we dine to include service and food quality, the television,
movies and performances we watch as well as the music we listen to.
While the range and significance of every score and measurement is diverse, one
constant remains…everyone and everything is scored.
My concern has always been…are people measuring and scoring the right things?
Today is February 7th…the 37th day of the year.
What’s your score?
How would you measure your year to date performance?
Are you crushing it, or getting crushed?
These questions are important for one important reason…ONLY RESULTS MATTER!
When it comes to all of the measurements and scoring you are engaged in…none of it
matters if it does not inspire action which in turn drives results.
None of it matters if you haven’t reached your goals.
Measure your efforts as you drive towards your personal and business goals.
We are excited to announce that we have officially changed our name to Adge Africa!
ADGE is a combination of the words Action and Knowledge which represent our commitment to deliver Knowledge Based Action.
With over 45,500 listed companies and a plethora of non-listed companies, and thousands of new companies emerging and dying every year, it isn’t hard to see why the business world is not meant for everyone.
But, if you belong to the lot that is daring enough to venture into this realm to make their mark, then you’ve stumbled upon the right article for some pointers.Read More
In order to succeed we need to embrace failure positively and at the same time learn from the experience. My ongoing obsession is to turn every negative into a positive. In this way failures and obstacles becomes a way of life on my success path. Don’t lose opportunities due to the fear of failure. Atemporary failure is a big step towards success. One small failure or obstacle can give you many positive lessons. It will increase your level of self-confidence and make you more determined and resilient. You will be more ready for the next risk.Read More
When I was a kid, people would constantly speak in admiration of those who were excellent in whatever they were doing. These could be students who achieved academic excellence, successful business people, top athletes, celebrities, and so on. Envy aside, no one ever spent any time to think about why or how they were excellent. It was seemingly natural for most to just accept that certain people were meant for excellence while others weren’t.
My dad pretended not to hear me. My mom almost had a heart attack. It wasn’t the first thing a perfectionist mother wanted to hear after encouraging me to get a degree.
I tried to ease her distress. No chance.Read More