The start of a new year is the perfect time to ask:
How much longer are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself…?
Epictetus, the philosopher, wrote similar words thousands of years ago, but even today they still have a way of jumping off the page and slapping you in the complacent face!
Ask yourself honestly, what’s getting in the way of you being better? Of your organization being the absolute best it can be?
Things aren’t going to get better while you list off all the reasons you can’t do things differently as a leader in 2020.
You see, there’s always going to be an excuse. Always something to blame. A reason to keep the status quo. Heck, even the status quo in itself is an excuse. “That’s just the way it is in this field.” Nah, the refreshing thing about the new year is you can decide those ways of thinking are old and outdated.
New year, new you…right?!
Maybe you think you are already doing “good.”
2020 YOU is redefining what good means and shaking it up in the process!
Maybe your high turnover is because you are hiring people who don’t have the same work ethic as people “used to have.”
2020 YOU is refreshing your leadership skills to meet those folks where they are and inspire more from them!
Maybe you feel like you can’t handle one more thing on your plate.
2020 YOU is getting rid of what doesn’t serve you, what holds you back, what distracts you, and what spreads you thin, so you have more room to do what matters and what feels good!
I’m challenging you, yes Y. O. U., to find that new 2020 version of yourself who is bold and brazen and hungry for more and striving for better, for yourself as an individual and for the organization you serve.
I’m challenging you to channel this new found energy and enthusiasm into creating an organization that makes you, and every one of your team members, excited to come to work every single day in this new decade.
Every. Single. Day.
Why do I care if you commit to this? Because I know creating this fundamental shift in your thinking works. The more people in your organization who are like you, committed to transforming themselves and their organization, the more we improve our field as a whole.
Together we rise.
I want you to be part of the elite group of senior living and long-term care leaders who know that things can be different in our field. And I want to help you create an organization that is more compassionate and profitable.
What I learned in 2019 is that by focusing on a values-based organization, one in which the values of the organization are actually lived—not stuck in a frame somewhere or in an overlooked paragraph in the employee handbook—leaders feel they are making a difference through their work, and their employees do too!
Goals, not guesswork
How can you know for sure you have a thriving culture and a values-based organization? You measure it! Just like any other important attribute in your organization, you look at hard data.
You’d never just guess that your financials are good, would you? Imagine telling your board or your ownership, “It feels like we are really making money this month!” Hell no! You wouldn’t be in business too long if you did! Then why do you do the same with something as important as culture? (Which, by the way, is the most important factor in driving those financial outcomes!)
What Drive is offering you is a straightforward and easy tool to measure your culture so you know exactly what is happening today in your organization and how you can begin to shift things for the future.
If you want to stop making excuses and end 2020 in celebration of what you accomplished—if you want to be ready for the new decade, with all of the current and looming staffing challenges—click here to connect with us for just 15 minutes. You won’t regret it.