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Top 7 High Performance Principles For Transforming Your Business From Mediocre To Great

By Denise Corcoran

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In the words of motivational speaker, Les Brown -- "You don't have to be great to get started, but you do have o get started to be great.” Where do you start to transform your business from mediocre to great?

Below are your top 7 essential ingredients for cultivating greatness within your own business:

  1. KNOW WHAT YOUR BUSINESS STANDS FOR AND LIVE THOSE VALUES.


    More than ever, today, customers don’t just ask “what
    products do you offer?” They also ask “what values do you
    stand for?” What values does your business stand for? What
    practices have you developed to live those values daily?

  2. KNOW YOUR COMPELLING "WHY."


    Viktor Frankl, the great Austrian psychiatrist, said it
    best: “Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must
    ensue ... as the unintended side effect of one’s personal
    dedication to a cause greater than oneself.” For what
    “transcendent” purpose does your business exist? How does
    your business make a difference in your customers’ lives?

  3. ALWAYS SEEK THE EDGE.


    In 1954, Roger Bannister did the seemingly “impossible” and
    ran the first 4 minute mile. When asked how he did it, he
    said “It's the ability to take more out of yourself than
    you've got.'" How can you “take more out of yourself than
    you’ve got” to achieve the seemingly impossible in your
    business?

  4. DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.


    Contrarians are the change agents in the business world.
    These wealth-building businesses are not simply “executing
    better” -- they’re radically changing the rules of the
    success game in their field or industry. Where in your
    business can you break the rules? How can you set yourself
    apart from the crowd in your industry?

  5. FIND MODELS OF GREATNESS.


    Within every industry, every geography, every career path,
    there are examples of greatness everywhere. Find those
    people, those businesses that inspire you the most. What is
    it about them you would like to emulate? What changes can
    you make today to be like them?

  6. KNOW THE END IN MIND.


    Great businesses **decide** their future. They are not
    dictated by it. They know exactly where they want to be, by
    when, how, and then persist in getting there. What
    decisions have you made about your business future? What do
    you need to decide differently in order to have a great
    outcome?

  7. COMMIT TO PERSONAL GREATNESS.


    Your business is a direct reflection of where you are at.
    It only grows as quickly as you do. To build a great
    business, you must commit to your own personal greatness.
    How do you define personal greatness for yourself? What
    changes can you make to unleash your own greatness?

Denise Corcoran - CEO, The Empowered Business (tm) - assists CEOs, executives and business owners in taking a quantum leap from the ordinary to extraordinary … from unrealized dreams to mastering their destiny … from slow growth to exponential results. A business & leadership coach, strategic consultant and Master NLP Practioner, Denise's unique "inside out" approach provides deep transformation and lasting change in you, your organization and your results. Her latest e-book: "The Mindset of Greatness: 21 Principles to Becoming an Unstoppable Woman ... Oprah Winfrey Style!"

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Article Submitted On: June 14, 2006