Brushing Your Teeth

 John Ruh  Continuous Improvement, Professional Development

What on earth does brushing your teeth have to do with business?

Further, what does it have to do with enriching one’s life (besides improving dental hygiene?)

The Point
Of course, all of us, (I hope), make time to brush our teeth daily. It is a habit that was taught to us as children, and we now just do it without thinking part of our daily regimen. It is a constant that improves both health and appearance.

Almost all the leaders I meet are so busy that they neglect themselves, (and thus indirectly their businesses). They do not make a habit of identifying and investing their time and attention into ensuring they continue to grow and improve. They are not “brushing their teeth”. If continuous improvement is not a habit for you and/or your company, it will eventually show up as “bad hygiene”. Some common outcomes of a lack of continuous improvement that we see with people and businesses are:

  • Lack of innovation
  • Increased stress and dissatisfaction in life
  • Outdated skills or core competency
  • Competitors catching up or bypassing a leadership position
  • Being blindsided by a market disruption

The Action to Take
We suggest putting in place a best practice tool called “The 365 Wheel of Continuous Improvement”. Why? So you begin to create the right habits you need. Why is that important? Right habits create skills, skills create results, and results give you the success and satisfaction you desire in life.

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