Content originally taken from eBella Magazine, “The Game of Business” by Kelly Townsend
Consider viewing business as a game. Consider there are four distinctions that are the mainstay to winning the game of business that create the foundation or backbone of a successful business. Look for yourself –which one is your weak link?
Not integrity as morality or right or wrong but rather as a state of being whole and complete. In this environment people operate at a high level of keeping agreements, doing what they know to do and what is expected. They look to where the integrity is out with the team inside the vision of the company and are vigilant in restoring when the integrity is out. Integrity is not a strategy but a context from which leadership and staffs are aligned. Managing a business with and inside of integrity may not be easy but it provides workability.
Powerful people nurture and cultivate relationships because they know they cannot win the game of business alone. These relationships include the people within the organization as well as prospects, clients, and even seeing a friend at the grocery store. This element of creating a successful business can be the most ignored for many players in the game. Many people in business do not allow others to contribute to them. Powerful people are team players, and are open to new ideas and restoring breakdowns with velocity in their relationships. Honoring and acknowledging your relationships maximizes the opportunity for playing the game. Power players maintain complete relationships.
A power player not only is in the game, but manages the games with up- to -date existence systems. People are weak at keeping conversations in existence over time. Just think of your last exercise program. What occurred in the beginning like a huge possibility, over a period of time, became burdensome and too much work.
All possibilities for the future live in a conversation. Yet conversations end and the memory is a poor existence system. It is important to create structures and practices that keep the score of how the player is playing the game. Once again this could be the weak link for many people in business. Existence requires having structures and practices to manage the existence of the game. The player must have something in time-distance and form that keeps the game alive. This can be through displays, files-whatever works for the player.
What I mean by enrollment is not the unusual understanding of the meaning of enrollment. When I say enrollment I mean creating conversations for what is possible for others. Enrollment is a way of being that leaves you and others present to possibility. Enrollment is a lifestyle of being present and in communication with others in such a way they are left open to new possibilities. Mostly people’s conversations are about soliciting agreement from others with their personal point of view. Enrollment is not about convincing someone of something. Enrollment is a powerful tool that causes the player to live an inspiring life that makes a difference in any business.
Each one of these mainstay adds possibility and power to the game of business.