Archive for October, 2014

Big deals are manifested through small tactics, protocols and strategies. Big doors are held together, held upright and allow the door to function properly by the tiny hinges installed. Without hinges, you could have a door that never opens or closes. We all know, doors that don’t open, equal opportunities missed. Hinges can be steps or can be interpreted as team members.

Little Things Make a Big Difference

Without the smaller parts to hold everything together, everything will fall apart. Which is why sometimes it’s important to let other team members help achieve objectives, and delegate smaller tasks to those who can lend a helping hand. Delegation is key, because it’s efficient and helps develop employee’s abilities. Manager delegation is vital, because of the development of coaching and development of mentoring skills. This also defines the level of leadership and empowerment by allowing others on your team to become experts. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh

Project Management

To make a project more manageable, best practices include; cutting down the larger objective into smaller steps, tactics, protocols or strategies. You’ve heard the famous sayings, “Big dreams happen one small step at a time,” “Big journeys begin with small steps” or “It is better to take many small steps in the right direction, than to make a great leap forward, only to stumble backward.”

Imagine your goal as a big picture, a mosaic. Every small piece creates one larger piece of work. In turn, the smaller pieces apart are just that, pieces of the puzzle, but together they create the big picture. To start, visualize the big picture, then break down objectives into smaller actions that complete the objective, this concept has been the start of many other philosophies and almost around since the beginning of time. Most famously, “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” said Confucius.

How to Achieve your Objective:

  1. Define it
  2. Want it
  3. Believe it
  4. Write it down
  5. Split it up
  6. Review it
  7. Schedule it
  8. Make it happen

The above steps force clarification of what needs to be accomplished, motivates actions to be taken, helps overcome procrastination and allows for the celebration of success. At Wrights Media we let our numbers do the talking. This year our mantra is 100-0, which means 100% accountability and zero excuses.

Without set goals, tasks can fall through the cracks. Setting goals is an exercise that is practiced by athletes, successful business people and achievers in all facets of life. Goal setting allows you to accomplish long-term goals or can give you the motivation needed to complete up and coming tasks. Managing your time and setting priorities helps you achieve confidence within yourself and helps to clarify what’s important.

SMART Goals

Goals give you a way to measure achievements. Follow the SMART acronym:

SMART goals

Not all deals work out right away, so know when to cut your losses or lube the hinges. Once you get in the door, make it count. Big doors swing on small hinges, just don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.