What’s The Point Of Data?

With my love for movies, you may think I’m going to discuss the character Data from the Star Trek series today. You’d be wrong. That’s okay. Sometimes curveballs are thrown our way.

Instead, I want to talk about the actual data you’re collecting from your organization. This data can come from frontline employees, your ERP system, or customers.

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We tend to collect a lot of data. We think the more data we have, the better off we’ll be.

To an extent, this is true. Data is good to have.

But what is the point of data?

What’s The Point Of Data?

For there to be a point to the data, we must have a reasoning behind collecting the data. Here are three things to consider when collecting data. These things will also make data more valuable to your organization.

Lighting the Spark: What Does It Take To Create Autonomous Employees?

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They say that if you want to be a great leader, you’ve got to have the right employees. For many business owners out there, it’s about making sure that every employee has an understanding of their role within the larger machine. The problem is that so many employees tend to follow the herd. For many business owners, it’s vital that we focus on creating autonomous employees. The benefits of having autonomous employees are many. Not only is there greater productivity and a greater sense of culture, but employees will feel more accountable, more valued, and actually motivated. In other words, it creates greater job satisfaction for everybody. What does it take to create an autonomous workforce?

Quiet Quitting: The New Leadership Boogeyman

If you click on any business or leadership-related blog recently, you’ve probably bumped into the new leadership boogeyman: QUIET QUITTING.

Quiet Quitting isn’t ghosting an employer by not showing up and quitting that way. Instead, Quiet Quitting is a movement by employees to leave work on time, ignore unimportant emails or calls after hours, and set personal boundaries.

Big business websites have begun to say this is a pandemic. Something needs to change. They’ve even roped in leaders of large organizations to decry the movement of boundaries and distance between work and home—the same ones who have the freedom to mix their work and personal life with abandon.

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It’s easy to say, “Pick up your cell phone at 7 PM” when you’re off to the gym during business hours. Or to say that employees are entitled when they feel they’ve put in their agreed-upon 40-hour work.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Gray Man

A Reel Leadership Article

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available <a href=”https://amzn.to/3qb8s2R”>on Amazon</a>. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

The Gray Man is a Netflix original movie released directly to streaming and movie theaters simultaneously. Starring Ryan Gosling as Six, Chris Evans as the lunatic Lloyd Hansen, Ana de Armas as Dani Miranda, Jessica Henwick as Suzanne Brewer, and Billy Bob Thornton as Fitzroy, the cast is all-star quality. The movie stutters here and there but sets us up for a great new world as it appears The Gray Man world will be expanding. A sequel has already been greenlit.

When Six, a CIA operative whose identity is known to no one, discovers there are dark agency secrets, his world changes. He goes from following orders to hunting down the truth. Unfortunately for him, Lloyd sets a bounty on his head. He must avoid assassins, other agents, and more as his world comes crashing around him.

How to Stand Out as Being a True Leader in your Business

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If you want to stand out as a true leader in your business, then you are not alone. Many people are in the same situation as you are right now, but there are things that you can do to try and turn things around, so you can become the influencer you have always wanted to be.

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