Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Today's Question: Are You Up for the Challenge of Swimming with Sharks?

I mean this question more figuratively than literally, but as a certified SCUBA diver, I have encountered some sharks during dives. Swimming with sharks can be both thrilling and challenging--and quite similar to the business world that many of us survive in each day.

Swimming with sharks requires three basic steps:

1. Anticipate their next move-The key to many business relationships also requires a bit of anticipation. We try and outline the next steps to get projects approved and to keep them moving.

2. Always keep them in your line of sight-Overall business goals cannot be overlooked. It's important to keep your eye on the big picture and to not get sidetracked by distractions. If you take your eye off the goal for even a second, it could bite you, right in the...you know where.

3. Don't become the bait-Remaining a team player is an important part of survival. The ability to adapt to different situations and roles is necessary in our changing business climate--besides it's been documented that sharks have been known to eat their own.

So, let's dive in, the water's just fine.

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