As a leader, you’d like to improve the results of your business. Everyone on your team would!
Yet, it’s difficult to improve when we’re caught in the routine of doing our regular day-to-day activities. Some people call this the “same ole, same ole” trap.
How can you get people out of a rut and generating ideas? I suggest implementing a technique I picked up from the inspirational book and video 212°: The Extra Degree by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson. Check it out here.
Ask yourself and/or your team members to complete this statement:
If I or a team member did/made just one extra ____________each ____________, the results would be __________________________.
The first blank represents Action.
The second blank represents Timeframe.
The third blank represents the Outcome.
A few examples:
If I took just one extra course each quarter, the results would be a master’s degree in two years.
If I made just one extra customer call each hour, the results would be a 10 percent increase in sales.
If we wrote just one more proposal each day, the results would be $100,000 more in sales.
First, download this worksheet. Then, at your next team meeting, go around the table a few times. Challenge each person to come up with a handful of implementable suggestions, write them on the worksheet, prioritize them, and take action.
You’ll be surprised how many actions your team comes up with for generating better results.