What Can We Learn About Business From Luke Donald?

While catching up on my non-business reading the other day, I read an article in the May 2012 edition of Golf Digest by Jaime Diaz about Luke Donald (Golf Digest Article).  The article triggered a few ideas about business that will assist you in achieving greater success as a businessperson:
  1. If You Want To Manage It, You’ve Got To Measure It (An oldie but a goodie) – Shot-Link has provided professional golfers many additional pieces of data they can use to improve their game.  Luke Donald, not the longest hitter in the game, looked at the stats, selected several to focus upon, and took action to build on his strengths.  Result? Luke attained number 1 position on the World Golf Ranking for 40 consecutive weeks.  The lesson, carefully develop and select your KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators),  measure them consistently and develop an action plan to improve your results.
  2. Build On Your Strengths – Many times we are tempted to improve those things we are not good at instead of building on our strengths.  In business, we can, and should, improve on our strengths and, without totally ignoring, effectively delegate those things we are not good at, hate to do, or shouldn’t be doing.  Luke did not ignore his driving accuracy while he became “a colossus astride the vital real estate from 100 yards and in.”  Turn defense into offense.
  3. Cover The Fundamentals – In order to achieve consistency Luke Donald went to work on his fundamentals.  Consistency is perhaps the key ingredient in your recipe for long-term success.
Working with an ActionCOACH business coach is mostly about all of the above.  To learn how I, or my colleagues will assist you being ranked number 1 in your field, please contact me.

Global Conference BFO’s Part 3

Here are even more tidbits that you can apply to improve your performance and the success of your business:  
  1. Make everyone you meet feel better about themselves
  2. Brad Sugars said – We put ourselves into a box we create for ourselves. Therefore, we can create a new box.
  3. From Michael Port the day three guest speaker:
    1. There are 7 core self-promotion strategies:
      1. Networking * – Develop deeper relationships with the people you already know
      2. Direct Outreach*
        1. list 20 people you wish to know
        2. set a Google alert for each
        3. reach out to the person at the top of the list, 1per day and then move that person to the bottom of the list
        4. result – you will reach out to each person once per month
      3. Referrals*
      4. Keep In Touch*
      5. Speaking
      6. Writing
      7. Web (Items with * are mandatory)
    2. Always have something to invite people to
  4. Invest in your own growth – Learn to Earn
  I hope you picked up at least one thought, idea or strategy from this, and the two previous blogs in this series, which you can use to increase your success.