When was the last time you said "thank you" to the employees, clients and business associates who've made your company successful? All too often, we get caught up in the day-to-day tasks of managing a business and we forget the importance of recognizing those who've helped us succeed.
This Thanksgiving as you express your gratitude for family, friends and life's personal blessings, take a moment and send a heartfelt THANKS! to those people who've played a crucial role in getting you where you are and keeping you headed in the right direction.
To all my clients and business connections - past, present and future - my sincerest thanks and best wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season. Let me know how I can help you make 2017 your best business year yet!
Smart businesses understand how great market strategy, execution and communications can dramatically improve their bottom line. But allocating sufficient internal time and talent resources often compete with other business drivers. That's when the best decision is to engage outside professionals skilled at getting market results in the most efficient, accountable and results-driven manner. So, what makes a great Market Partner?
A demonstrated ability to focus strategically and drive results.
Critical and creative thinking requires asking the right questions to get the appropriate results. Quick-study skills and ability to see beyond the scope of a particular deliverable — how it fits and where the gaps remain in the overall objective – provides the desired results. Look for a Partner who can envision and deliver to your big picture, yet efficiently manage the details.
Proactive and professional management and contribution to the project.
Whether acting as a team leader or support resource, your Partner must work to the strengths of colleagues and support the areas that need leadership, guidance or flexible problem-solving expertise. A reliable Partner is one who believes no task is too large or too small if it ensures a positive and profitable outcome for the client.
Ability to respond decisively to overcome unanticipated challenges.
While encouraging differing perspectives and striving for consensus, your Partner must be able to evaluate changing situations, make the appropriate adjustments in strategy or tactics and take decisive responsibility for the outcome.
A provider of ethical, honest and trustworthy counsel and advocacy.
Recurring and referral business is the lifeblood of a great Partner. Those who treat colleagues with respect and genuine interest in their skills and project contribution tend to establish solid ongoing relationships. And it doesn’t hurt if your Partner’s educational credentials are attuned to the ethical and practical necessity of protecting and enhancing your company’s good name and intellectual property.
Bottom line, if you're looking for a great Market Partner...we've got you covered.