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Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

"Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them." ~ Ann Landers 

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Whose Opinion Matters, Anyway?

Don't ignore anything anyone says. Listen to and get feedback from everyone: customers, suppliers, employees, affiliates, vendors and investors. Each person's opinion has a potential impact on your work and your success.

No one can do it all. No one knows it all. We all need each other's help. There is so much to be gained from the knowledge, experience and unique perspectives that others can bring to your projects. Discover the unique talents of everyone you meet, and respect each person for what they have to offer. Never take the benefit or value of the other person for granted. Never.

Take the time this week to find out what your other "team members" have to say.

Today's Idea For Action is from the TQ Synergize Color: Bring Out The Best In Everyone.

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  1. When you listen carefully to other people's viewpoints, how does this affect your own?
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  3. Whose potentially valuable opinion have you been ignoring recently?
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  5. The next time you're flooded with customers' responses and co-workers' opinions, how will you take advantage of it?
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So, Just How Committed to High Achievement Are You?

Think about it. How well and how often do you actually do Synergize Factor 7A? (Bring Out The Best In Everyone.) No question, this is a major driver of personal and professional success.

A high commitment (7A rated 8 or better) suggests you believe that every person, including yourself, is valuable. Just as you can't be an expert in all areas, you realize that others have areas of strengths and weaknesses too. Therefore, you believe that each person you meet has something of value to offer. You also believe that the secret to Synergy is to discover what each person can contribute -- and then find a way to share and increase this value together.

Or not?

A lack of commitment suggests you are someone who often fails to appreciate the value of the other person. Your normal tendency is to generalize the degree of importance of other people based on preconceived notions of who you think they are, or what they can do for you. He's "just" an employee in a different department. She's "just" a new customer who doesn't know what she wants. This biased opinion causes you to be blind to the real value each person contributes -- and limits the true potential of what you could do together.

What happens when you do TQ Factor 7A more frequently?

You have more power. You bring out the best in everyone, and together, you create more than you ever could have alone.

You accumulate performance positives like "Respectful, Perceptive and Grateful" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.

What happens when you fail to consistently do TQ Factor 7A?

You have less power. You reject the valuable contribution that others could bring to the table.

Negatives like "Judgmental, Narrow-Minded and Inconsiderate" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.

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