One of my most popular articles for Talking Story ever, was one written in March of 2005 called The 3 R’s in Business, ROI, ROR, and ROA.
Today, that’s old news. Still valid, but old”• it’s stuff you should have progressed past right now. There are 3 different R’s I talk about these days, and they go like this:
This is one of the most desirable qualities you can look for in managers and in employees with the potential to be your business partners, the kind of partners who will challenge you and keep you on your toes. Hire the restless if you want an entrepreneurial mindset which explores all possibilities and refuses to settle for second best. Hire the restless if you want an abundance mentality instead of one stingy and shrunk in scarcity. Hire the restless if you want to lead.
You have to revolutionize your old attitudes and opinions about virtually everything in business today, especially about how we must blow the lid off old job classifications and work routines. Project management must be turned upside down and inside out, and workplace productivity must be strategically played like the high-stakes game it is. If you think you already know it, chances are you’re too complacent about it. It’s a brand new day: are you treating it that way? To be a revolutionary is to be a leader.
Nothing can be sacred, and “as is” must become “as was.” Auto-pilot in the work place must be considered your public enemy number one, and sacred cows like organizational charts, annual performance appraisals, and job position descriptions must be put out to pasture. Open communication channels must be relentlessly pursued like the fountain of youth. There can be no settling for good enough, and no tolerance of mediocrity. Reinvention is about the leadership we desperately need when we develop new talent.
We have another Reinvention Forum coming up this month (it’s scheduled for May 26), and I can’t wait. I’m challenging the writers in our Ho‘ohana Community to share their ideas with you on how they see that work can be reinvented. There are countless possibilities. Stay tuned.