#Lunchboxnotes 4.3.17 #MondayMotivation #MondayMorning #MentoringMonday

Today’s notes are taken from Og Mandino’s classic book The Greatest Salesman In The World.

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#Lunchboxnotes 3.27.17 #MondayMotivation #MondayMorning

Today’s notes are taken from Og Mandino’s classic book The Greatest Salesman In The World.

To order a copy of Ron’s #Lunchboxnotes 2016 ebook, click here.

Ron’s Amazon Author Page

 

Recognition, We Crave It…..

Recognition, Attention, Being Noticed, Appreciation.  Whatever you call it, we NEED it, we crave it.  We also should be providing it to those we care about.  Recognition is one of the greatest tools we have at our disposal, usually at little or no personal cost.

An on-going survey from Gallup has data illustrating that organizations with the most engaged employees has employees who received recognition or praise for doing good work at least once in the past seven days.  To nurture great relationships among family, friends, and others in your life, recognition makes both parties feel good.

Like most things, recognition can be taken overboard, done half-heartedly, cause bitterness, or ignored.  This mind map illustrates some of the components about recognition.

recognition-mindmap

 

Here are some tips to make recognition great:

  • BE SPECIFIC mentioning the action that made the recognition worth noting
  • state the IMPORTANCE of the action
  • state the IMPACT on all facets that were positively effected
  • REFER to your organizational values, core values, etc.
  • discuss the positive customer impact
  • reward the recognition commiserate with the value created, do not be miserly or overly generous
  • does the recipient prefer public or private recognition
  • if public, does your culture embrace positive recognition or are you looking to get to that stage
  • don’t just give recognition because it is someone’s turn
  • can you give gifts?
  • make the action receiving recognition part of your organization’s story, promotes the action trying to incorporate into culture

Be a better leader, parent, child, grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, teammate, co-worker, supervisor, coach, etc.

If you would like Ron to work with your organization, call at 513.330.0319.

 

 

The Outstanding Ohioans show, Episode 55-Interview with Seth Cramer, Co-Owner of Phoenix Bat Company

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This show brings the audience great things Ohioans are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

For episode 55, I had the pleasure of speaking with Seth Cramer, Co-Owner/General Manager of Phoenix Bats Company in Plain City, Ohio.  Phoenix Bats specializes in manufacturing WOOD baseball bats for baseball and softball players of all ages and abilities.

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Baseball has a following from what are commonly called “purists”.  These purists love the tradition of baseball, the history of baseball, and the intricacies of baseball.  The resurgence in the use of wood bats at all levels is something the purists enjoy seeing.

Seth joined the Phoenix Bat team in 2007 representing a venture capital firm in Columbus, Ohio.  Here were some highlights of our conversation:

  • his journey from Connecticut to Ohio
  • his personal and business influences
  • how Seth got involved with Phoenix Bats
  • what role does venture capitalists play in business
  • the difference between venture capital and angel investors
  • the history of Phoenix Bats Company
  • the differentiation that makes Phoenix Bats special
  • the importance of customer service
  • how Phoenix Bats gets involved with tournaments to promote their product
  • how wood bats have come back into vogue at all levels, the rule changes to metal bats, the expected future trends, and the benefits to the player that uses wood
  • why Division I college baseball has been resistant to using wood bats
  • how Phoenix Bats entered a market dominated by Louisville Slugger, what has happened to Louisville Slugger, and new growth opportunities for Phoenix Bats
  • how different types of wood serve different styles of hitters
  • selection process for wood supplier
  • Adam Eaton is a prominent major leaguer using Phoenix Bats
  • in-roads being made in foreign markets
  • economic impact in the local community and using local suppliers
  • Seth’s best business advice-sell to the right person, at the right time, at the right amount

To contact Seth and/or Phoenix Bats, here are some ways to do so:

Thank you for taking the time to listen to the show.  Please leave a review on ITunes or Stitcher, or email me at ronsiliko@gmail.com.  Please refer any recommended future guests to my email.

The Outstanding Ohioans show, Episode 54-Don’t Bureaucrat This One, Conversation with guest host Angus Macleod

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This show brings the audience great things Ohioans are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

To connect with the Outstanding Ohioans show, here are a few ways:

 

Yes indeed, I am now using the word bureaucrat as a verb.  In this conversation with Angus Macleod, we talked about several topics.  These topics included:

  • Leadership philosophies
  • Delegation
  • what makes working in sports, recreation, and wellness so compelling and fulfilling
  • In customer service, strive not to have staff bureaucrat customer requests as much as possible.
  • Ownership
  • Connection
  • Apathy

Thank you for taking the time to listen to the show.  Please leave a review on ITunes or Stitcher, or email me at ronsiliko@gmail.com.  Please refer any recommended future guests to my email.