Preface: If the quote is true, “Behind every successful man is a women.” Then behind every successful business venture, is a champion team.”
The “Michael Process” – Leading your Team to Greatness (Segment X)
Winning business teams are akin to any winning sports team, you can’t win the championships playing all the positions solo. You need expert, experienced, capable, and diligent team work. Your team’s implementation of the ideas, strategies, plans, and vision from your business connections drive your business to greatness. Your businesses connection are the networks from your community, experiences, employees, partners, consultants, advisors your business harnesses for the necessary resources to articulate and implement an effective “Michael Process.”
As you and or your team, concisely define, analyze and understand the problem(s), and then (re)solve those problem(s) effectively for thee marketplace, your business will gain the horsepower that creates, develops, and perpetuates an encouraging entrepreneurial endeavors vibrancy and success. Plainly, that is the simple, effective, and powerful “Michael Process” at work. The more vibrant a business successes, the more vibrant the businesses teamwork. Building the team, is building the business. Great businesses, always have room for more great people.
“You team will need to work well together; they will need to keep their commitments to adhere to the business vision and values, and understand the exact role they play towards building the businesses success.”
Exuberant business successes can be simplified to adherence with the three step “Michael Process.” A) passion for a marketplace, B) a concisely defined problem(s) the marketplace needs (re)solved, and C) providing an effective solution to the marketplace problem(s) defined in step B.
Once your “Michael Process” is developed, an important secondary characteristic is your team’s developments that will implement the process. You team will need to work well together; they will need to keep their commitments to adhere to the business vision and values, and understand the exact role they play towards building the businesses success. Your team will need a good attitude. They will also need to encourage each other to persevere, be accountable on deadlines and business goals, and communicate with a winning perspective. And your businesses leadership will need to earn and keep your teams respect and trust. Your team will help write your business story(s).
Entrepreneurs who adhere to the “Michael Process” are more likely to have an entrepreneurial venture that is less susceptible to market and economic pressures, more respected in the community, and can sell products or services at premium prices in the marketplace. Why? Because their passionate vision for the marketplace and the opportunity creates an edge – from the passionate drive to continuously improve skills, keep focused, and gain and develop resources that other competing businesses lack or are lethargically skipping.
“Sure, any gold medal winning team is impressive. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the big reveal is that the U.S. Team was comprised only of college and amateur hockey players—who were competing against professional teams.”
Larry Page, co-founder of Google, is quoted as saying…..”Always deliver more than expected.” There is only one way to consistently adhere to that advice, and that is to enjoy what you do every day delivering your services or products to the marketplace, just like the “Michael Process” articulates. You can be brilliant, capable, and an field expert, but if you think you will achieve business greatness yourself, you always be surpassed by the great team. And a great team has a great story(s).
“And now it’s your turn. If you don’t yet have great business stories from your “Michael Process” as an entrepreneur (most successful entrepreneurs do) you have the opportunity today to think about what you want those stories to be.”
In 1980, Herb Brooks organized a group of young men to form what is arguably the most impressive teamwork story in history. Known today as the Miracle on Ice, the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team skated away from those Olympic Games with the gold medal. Sure, any gold medal winning team is impressive. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the big reveal is that the U.S. Team was comprised only of college and amateur hockey players—who were competing against professional teams. Teamwork stories detail the late nights, the contrasting talents, and the breakthrough moments when a group of people challenged a status quo, realized the missing piece of the puzzle, and changed one small aspect that changed everything. David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom 4 Stories Great Leaders Tell to Engage Their People.
And now it’s your turn. If you don’t yet have great business stories from your “Michael Process” as an entrepreneur (most successful entrepreneurs not only have good stories, but they have great stories) you have the opportunity today to think about what you want those stories to be. Then be more than a hearer of the entrepreneurial story(s); be a doer!
P.S. This is the conclusion of the “Michael Process” segments.