Today’s Tip – S.W.O.T. Week; The hardest part –
Today is the hardest for most people to do. When you are doing this for a business its slightly easier but as an individual it becomes more difficult for humans. If you doubt me try asking people what their greatest strength is, then follow up and ask for their greatest weakness. Most people don’t think about it much even though its asked on almost every interview you will ever have in your entire life.
Utilizing the same form we gave you yesterday do the same as you did for strengths. Note the weakness you have, your group or your business. These could be things like, lack of experience, no resources, poor service, bad reputation, awful location. Just like strengths though these are things that apply to you or your organization only. No outsiders need apply. You control these, and once you identify them you will fix them.
Using lack of experience as an example, break out your smart goal list and break down how to address the problem. Would specialized training help, a few seminars, shadowing someone who does it. Remember there are no walls only solutions. You have identified the walls, now smart goal yourself a solution. Even for the minor things smart goal it out. These are areas you are lacking in, things you can improve upon and writing them down and working them out is part of the process. For a company involved in service giving poor service is a problem. Some ideas could be mystery shoppers, spot checks, audits things that raise the general awareness levels of the people who work for you until its good service non stop all the time every time.
The first step is always identifying the blind spot. Fixing it is easy. Personal weakness goes the same way, shy, loud, talkative, it doesn’t matter once you have identified a weakness, something that is a liability to you you work on fixing it. Maybe it wont ever be perfect but it won’t be a weakness anymore and that’s great.
Deadly Nights (Band)