Expect Success and Your Organization Will Be More Likely To Succeed – February is “International Expect Success Month”

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Business leaders want and expect their companies to succeed. So they devise a business plan, implement strategies and initiatives, and watch the results for their company. In the end, those business leaders with a positive attitude will likely be happier with their results and their companies.

Business leaders want and expect their companies to succeed. So they devise a business plan, implement strategies and initiatives, and watch the results for their company. In the end, those business leaders with a positive attitude will likely be happier with their results and their companies.

When you set out expecting success and nothing less, you subconsciously strive even more to achieve your goals and be successful. February is “International Expect Success Month.” So if you want good things to happen to you in the New Year, expect success and work like there is no other option.

However, even with the most optimistic attitude about success, your organization could experience what author and business performance expert Pamela S. Harper calls “strategic gridlock”: the mysterious paralysis that occurs when persistent organizational problems snarl business performance. That is why you need to be proactive and learn about the hidden roadblocks that could lead to gridlock. In her book, Preventing Strategic Gridlock®: Leading Over, Under & Around Organizational Jams to Achieve High Performance Results (Cameo Publications, $19.95, ISBN 0-9715739-4-8), Harper helps company leaders avoid these hidden roadblocks. She has traced persistent organizational problems back to common but mistaken assumptions about a company’s reality. Harper states, “Strategic gridlock is preventable when you fully consider all six of the guidelines and principles of organizational reality, which are represented by the acronym U.N.L.O.C.K.® As Harper explains, business leaders need to Understand the full challenge, Negotiate buy-in of key stakeholders, Locate cultural advancers and blockers, Organize relevant goals, priorities, and action plans, Communicate credibly, and Keep adjusting.

Harper advises that “Using the U.N.L.O.C.K.® process will help your organization avoid strategic gridlock as well as provide you with a faster and smoother route to transform your business strategies and initiatives into high performance results. Implementing this process will also boost your confidence about your organization’s ability to face challenges, and you will expect and strive for success throughout the year.”

Pamela S. Harper helps business leaders transform their strategies into high performance results by identifying seven roadblocks that stall success and the keys to unlock them. Founder and President of Business Advancement, Inc., Pam bases her in-depth knowledge of the impact of organizational issues on business growth on her 20 years of internal and external consulting to leaders of entrepreneurial, middle market, and Fortune 500 companies.

For more information or a review copy of Preventing Strategic Gridlock®: Leading Over, Under & Around Organizational Jams to Achieve High Performance Results, please call 1-866-372-2636 or send an email to Amy@cameopublications.com.

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