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Greatness is not a Function of Circumstance

We couldn’t begin to tell you how many times over the years we’ve heard leaders, managers and employees say these words… “It’s different here”. It’s the universal excuse for not being remarkable and not implementing an advocate culture. When leaders and managers buy into this excuse (and most do) their level of employee engagement never exceeds 30% to 40% and their organization never becomes great. Here’s what we typically hear as to why “it’s different here”.

  • Our customers are unique here
  • Our market is too small
  • Our market is too competitive
  • Our employees aren’t able
  • We need more product training

The list goes on and on. Take one minute to watch a one of our favorite authors and researchers, Jim Collins, explain that greatness is not a function of circumstance. Click the link below.

Greatness is not a Function of Circumstance

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One thought on “Greatness is not a Function of Circumstance

  1. Its differnt everywhere, we all could come up with some excuse not to be Remarkable. Its about wether or not you want to be a REMARKABLE institution or a replaceable one. All it takes a little time, a little effort, engaged employees, and people who follow the GOLDEN RULE. Treat others how you would like to be treated. It all comes together beautifully!

    Posted by Rachel Haworth First Federal Savings Bank | November 19, 2010, 10:45 pm

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