Re-Invented…and flowing with the Go!

Posted April 17, 2010 by wgbgroup
Categories: Info, Memos From The CEO

Many years ago, my company office was a closed door affair. I’d work behind the scenes and occasionally I’d be interrupted by a phone-call or a knock on the door. The next evolution was to have an open plan. A contact of mine advanced the idea that we should knock down the walls and open up to new ideas. After flattening as many walls as we could without bringing the roof down on us, we settled down to business.

The next change was when I was asked to consider hiring people who were “off-the-wall” Well, with few walls to begin with, I hinted that we might as well consider the ceiling a `wall’ in that case; but I went along with the recommendation because I’m all about looking beyond the horizon.

Well, at the beginning of this month I stumbled on a new phrase that literally turned our conventional wisdom on its head. My HR team leader came to me and told me that we should consider hiring those people who could do the job “while standing on their heads” as he put it. It’s supposed to be so easy for the person, that they could do the job without having to think about it.

So, we’ve gone from looking forwards, being off the wall, to now standing on our heads around here. Some might think we’re nuts and I had a few comments when I published the internal newsletter with the articles upside down. My new motto is to flow with the go, because it’s better than going with the flow.

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2 cents.

Posted March 4, 2010 by wgbgroup
Categories: Info

To those running around like chickens managing more than one social media account. Well, if it’s not your full-time job, it might as well be if you have more than five and you are not keeping a scheduled, disciplined approach to it. Since I am still the de-facto Virtual Assistant for some accounts, I find the only way to keep my head still screwed on straight after it all is to stick to a scheduled approach. Linked in gets priority because it’s a professional site and I value the people. Then Facebook, which I help manage pages, blog and keep an eye out on trends for people. Then Virb and others such as Tweeter, etc in descending priority. I find unless I do that, I’m strung out at the end of the day and I still have half of those FB blogs not written, status updates not done etc.

I learned just how much work this is in January, because for the full month, I took over this responsibility for the company and realised just what a potential monster I had to tame. It took me until mid-February to do so, and the chart on the LCD display above my desk tells everyone just whose blog I’m working on when. It’s very much like a professional ER, where the surgeons are shown on which case in which ER and I now do Triage. Once I’ve done the effective Triage as it were, then the output from my desk goes to our VA who then organises it all and sees that it gets posted.

I find that the Triage concept works well, though it was one of those skunk-works projects that evolved from the trenches as it were. It wasn’t until I descended down into the trenches that I realised the sheer volume of blog that our people generate. Mind you, we have a principle that our people are human first, business people second. That too is something we found was key to making our international scope work.

Now try doing it on a global scale.. and in multiple languages…I only did it for our North American traffic. Now I’m working on a plan to spread it throughout the globe in an effort to take ourselves into a mobile organisation across the globe. Some tell me it’s a BIG Goal. I say it’s go big or go home….

And that’s my 2 cents.

Butterfly Dreaming: A Movie to think about.

Posted March 1, 2010 by wgbgroup
Categories: Info

Will Bosch

Founder

The WGB Group International Enterprise©

wgbgroup

www.wgbgroup.wordpress.com

“Lle mae Ewyllys, mae yna ffordd” — Welsh Proverb: <<>> “Where there’s a will, there’s a way!”

Reflect on This

Posted February 28, 2010 by wgbgroup
Categories: Info

Will Bosch

Founder

The WGB Group International Enterprise©

wgbgroup

www.wgbgroup.wordpress.com

“Lle mae Ewyllys, mae yna ffordd” — Welsh Proverb: <<>> “Where there’s a will, there’s a way!”

Master Mind Thinking… For the good!

Posted January 15, 2010 by wgbgroup
Categories: Info

UNLIMITED POWER MAY BE AVAILABLE WHEN TWO OR MORE PEOPLE COORDINATE THEIR THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS IN A SPIRIT OF PERFECT HARMONY FOR THE ATTAINMENT OF A DEFINITE PURPOSE.

A Master Mind alliance involves two or more people working together in perfect harmony toward the attainment of a common purpose. Such a partnership creates a superpower that enables each of its members to do far more than either would have been able to achieve separately. Choose your Master Mind partners carefully. Align yourself with people whose strengths complement yours. If you are a right brain person, for example, a logically-driven left brain person may be a perfect counterbalance to your creative bent. Above all, choose to associate only with people who share your positive values and your commitment to similar levels of achievement. — http://www.naphill.org

Start Thinking Mind Meld style

Posted January 15, 2010 by wgbgroup
Categories: Info

Will Bosch

Founder

The WGB Group International Enterprise©

wgbgroup

www.wgbgroup.wordpress.com

“Lle mae Ewyllys, mae yna ffordd” — Welsh Proverb: <<>> “Where there’s a will, there’s a way!”

Eye Opener III

Posted January 10, 2010 by wgbgroup
Categories: Info

Well, Today marks the end of week one of the trials of the manager who decided to see exactly how his own virtual assistant worked by doing the job himself. Years ago, I had one and she helped manage everything, from correspondence to reminders and the works. Then she became virtual, working from a computer and I didn’t see her except at functions and very important meetings, yet she continued to work on improving the little touches such as remembering people’s names, faces etc. She became my virtual Rolodex as well, because I’d consult her to remember who I had e-mailed, phoned, google’d etc. This week, that all came home to me as I sat in her chair and she sat at my desk. Now I had to remember who she called and who I had running which project and where they were going to be and when their vacation started. Let me say this. She taught me in a hurry that a lot of what the VA does for a great boss, is to be their reminder focus. For the boss with a vision, it helps if she is a clairvoyant, because she seamlessly knows where to put all the pieces. For the Boss who is considerate, the VA is ;like an angel at his right hand, able to navigate the halls of power and seemingly like magic, make doors open and things happen. For the Boss, learning how to do it all over again, is a breath of fresh air. Now I know why I hired her. After sixteen years, she can still teach me a few things and that is why I am thinking of somehow making a new company so that she can head it in a direction she wants to go. That’s another topic for another time.

Let’s hear it for all the V.A.’s out there!! Let’s make it their decade, because without them, we’d be nowhere!