John Lennon was Overrated

Posted by Craig Schwipps on January 05, 2017
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Whoa, whoa! Okay, now that I have your attention, PLEASE put your weapons down, step away from your keyboard and take a deep breath. I didn’t mean it, of course! John Lennon was one of the most influential musicians to ever live. There’s no point ignoring or negating his impact. But I want to ask, when I mention John Lennon, what do you automatically think about? More than likely, you think of the Beatles and their global impact, rather than just John Lennon the man or solo artist.

You associate him with the group. It’s the same with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. Individually they were or are great musicians. But as a group, as a team, as a band, they made history and shook the world with Beatlemania. Why? Well, talent obviously. But more than that, they each brought their own unique ideals and talents to the band. They played off each other’s strengths and created music that resonated with millions.

What if your office had this same team dynamic? What if every single person knew their specific role and function and contributed to the best of their ability? In every band, the different positions have their contributions: drummer, bassist, lead guitarist, pianist, songwriter, lyricist, etc. Sometimes people can bring multiple strengths to the table. Maybe you’re skilled in graphic design but also have leadership skills that people naturally follow. Or perhaps you know nothing about sales, but are the go to person for organization, reservations and shipments.

Whatever the case, when your entire team is fully secure in their role, they know where they make the best impact and will act and make decisions accordingly. Better business decisions will always be the necessity for proper growth in organizations.

Regardless of position in the company, if you want your team to be rock stars of the industry, every person needs to know how they can positively and negatively impact the bottom line. Do you know how to get this happening? Surprise, surprise. Business acumen.

Develop front line managers, build bench strength, boost your talent pipeline and more. When your team understands the business inside and out, they develop a business owner mentality that will drive better business decisions as they see what is best for profitable growth. And that’s the kind of “mania” you want to see explode in your business.

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Topics: Business Acumen, Employee Engagement