So you have one-hundred people in your down line and fifty of them or on one side of the muddy water and the other fifty are planted on the opposite side. There is a long chain thick and strong, you align you group from the front to the back placing the various sizes in sequential order. The bell rings and the tug begins, everyone is pulling and yelling the leaders are cheering you on both sides are struggling but the chain begins to get weak on one side you look for the link, assess the weakness and begin tugging again, the leaders say go, pull, pull, pull you can do it but the chain continues to weaken. The link begins to weaken again some from each side of the link begin to pull out and give up. As the link is weaken and each side pulls out they passion, joy of the game weakens and the group dies.
What does it mean to you the link-you are only as strong as your weakest link? When does the leader say enough I must move the link on? How much time do you spend carrying weak links in your business? These questions are business food for thought. I believe the link that is weak needs instruction and understanding on the business mission, direction and goals. I have considered this question, part of me says drop them and move-forward, and the other says assess why the link is weak. I believe there is no sure answer and each of must decide. The link-you are only as strong as your weakest link. That word strong means something for me it means keep your eye on the weaknesses of your business, anticipate the weakest link and plan, provide the necessary tools that will strengthen the link and only move away from the link-if the link has no interest.
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