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Do you have the tools to overcome obstacles?

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Do you have the tools to overcome obstacles?

The official end of summer is approaching. Still time to explore more of the lessons golf has to teach us about business communication that can serve us well throughout the year. The goal is lower scores now, and business better than usual in September.

Do you have the tools to overcome obstacles?

One of the many challenges in golf is consistently executing the perfect swing. Being human, this is not always possible. As a result, a few errant shots occur, and well… sometimes that gets you into trouble!

In golf, you:

  1. Visualize the path to your goal, knowing unplanned obstacles may interfere.
  2. Assess the situation. Are you out of bounds, in a water hazard, a bunker? Use the appropriate rules, strategies, or tools for the situation to get back on track.
  3. Accept the penalty, learn from your mistake, and continue forward. Your goal is still achievable.

In business, this translates to:

  1. Have a clear path to your goal. A solid business plan, marketing research and financing pave the way.
  2. When obstacles arise, assess the situation. Seek out the necessary support (business coach, marketing expert, banker…) to find solutions and minimize risk.
  3. Stay focused on resolving the issue. Don’t let a manageable situation become unmanageable.

Bonus tip:

Communication breakdowns can create obstacles. These may include ineffective leadership, low customer satisfaction and disgruntled employees. Clear, concise communication is a major tool in your strategy for success (1).

It’s time for a business checkup!

  • Are you able to identify issues that may be limiting business success?
  • Do you evaluate options to overcome these obstacles?
  • Would you consider communication breakdowns a root cause?

Become aware of your company’s communication style.
Invest in developing the communication skills that will drive you to success.

Are you interested in learning more about how you’re performing in terms of business communication? Contact us for a free phone consultation. Be confident. Be heard.

(1)   https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericwagner/2013/09/12/five-reasons-8-out-of-10-businesses-fail/?sh=68928b736978   

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