Having clearly defined goals, and habits to reinforce them is one-way business become effective and successful. In these articles from around the web we will learn about: what other companies are doing to be effective, habits that will help you grow your business and how to use the power of mini habits.
Highly effective companies all share five qualities
One common theme that emerged from our findings was that like highly effective people, highly effective businesses share specific traits and follow common pathways to greatness. They all:
• Have a clear road map, but stay flexible;
• Invest in productivity and innovation;
These are the habits we have coined as “The five habits of highly effective companies”. Our report summarises the findings of our survey and includes advice from many of the business leaders who were interviewed, as well as from some of the advisers that helped drive the strategy behind the success.
The way in which businesses operate has dramatically changed.
5 More Great Habits to Grow Your Business
A while back, I discussed some Great Habits to Grow Your Business. That was along with a discussion about Hoboken, New Jersey, people watching, Frank Sinatra, stopping at red lights, sunshiny days, the New York City skyline, and a pack of cigarettes.
Anyway, I promised “5 More Great Habits to Grow Your Business.” So here they are!
1. Take notes.
2. Really try to help others.
3. Discuss referrals from a place of “we.”
4. Promise to follow up.
5. Stay in touch.
— Read 7 Business Networking Reminders,
on ThinkAdvisor. 5 More Great Habits to Grow Your Business | ThinkAdvisor
How to be more productive by setting mini-habits – Business Insider
Habits are confounding things. The more insidious ones derail your day, and even when you identify a good habit, making it stick can be a slog. In the 1950s, plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz proclaimed that 21 is the magic number of days required to form a new routine. His decree swiftly became the rule of thumb. In 2009, however, health researcher Philippa Lally’s study said “Not so fast, Dr. Maltz.” Lally and her team of researchers found that, in reality, it takes more than two months — an average of 66 days, in fact — to become one with your new habit.
Mini-habits are routines with a ridiculously simple goal. For example, to read two pages of that report every morning, or to drink a single glass of water.
Although micro-goals might seem pointless, their achievability is what makes them so powerful. You need very little willpower to complete them, so chances of giving them up are minimal. Psychologically, they’ve got a lot to offer. The feeling of reaching your tiny goal every day offers a constant feeling of achievement, which is key to enforcing a routine.
1. Pick the right habits. Your mini-habit must be tied to something you actually want to achieve. For example, if you want to learn Spanish, you should set a mini-goal of learning one Spanish word a day
2. Create habit cues. A habit cue is a feeling or an event that reminds you to do your mini-habit. For example, every time that Spanish soap opera comes on, it might be time to learn that word of the day.
3. Track your performance. Use a fancy app like Coach.Me, or a simple calendar to monitor your habits. Reflecting on your daily achievement helps you keep your mini-habits, and develop them further. read more at businessinsider.com