Want to be even more successful in business? Motivational speaker Brian Mitchell can help get you moving in the right direction.
If you run a business of any size—ranging from a handful of employees to a few thousand, or tens of thousands—you hopefully already know that how you communicate with your staff is a key element of your company's success. Former Washington Redskins player Brian Mitchell has a unique perspective on this matter. During his long career in the NFL, he witnessed hundreds of fellow players who hadn't mastered the basics of human interaction, and today languish in obscurity now that their glory days are behind them.
Communication is not the only key aspect to being an effective leader in business. As Mitchell teaches, those who are successful have some other things in common in addition to their communication skills—they know how to set and meet goals and cultivate a strong team attitude within their organization.
Here are some key points from Mitchell's motivational talk:
- Communication. No employee is going to be inspired by a manager who isn’t forthcoming or tends to fly off the proverbial handle. If you want to get the best out of your employees, you need to treat them with respect. Over and above everything else, Mitchell says, is the classic Golden Rule—do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Did you benefit, early in your career, from a key bit of mentoring by someone higher up in your company? Repay the debt by mentoring someone yourself. Did you succeed thanks to the indulgence of an understanding boss, who looked past your mistakes to the potential he saw within? Show a little of the same forbearance with the people who work for you.
- Goal setting. Goal setting isn’t necessarily a talent you are born with—instead it is a skill you learn. It is also something that needs to become a habit. You need to make goals, write them down so you can see them, and go for them. Mitchell attributes his success during his NFL career and after to his persistence in setting goals. As a business leader, you need to be in the habit of setting both short-term and long-term goals. Mitchell will show you how it’s done.
- Team building. Mitchell has been a part of many teams throughout his career on and off the field. In business, it is important to build a team that is cohesive and knows how to achieve the goals that have been set. As a business leader, your job is to grow and cultivate the team within your organization. You also have to understand what it means to be a team player yourself. No one knows this concept better than Mitchell, as he relied heavily on his teammates throughout his professional football career.
Call Brain Mitchell today at 703-434-0734 or email him at [email protected] to book an engagement!