Here’s a great question that came in from Brett:
Do you think that a sales organization that has no sales goals top down, regardless of sales goals/plans/vision for individuals, is a formula for long term success? Existence, maybe, but growth?
Can I be proactive enough to work from my own goals AND influence my department enough to create departmental goals, even if there’s no connection to an organizational push?
I’m guessing any position anywhere can work if you pretend you’re the CEO of your center of influence (while still understanding that overall, you’re serving the company). Even if there’s no modeling from the top down, it can still be made to work?
Hey Brett, I believe you should do your work “as unto the Lord”. Therefore, you’re always doing the best you possibly can, in the role you’re currently in, even if those around you suck.
I’m not saying this because it’s the Sunday School answer. I truly believe that if you do that day in and day out, then God will respond to your diligence and honoring Him.
He may choose to convince those around you that they need to get on the same plan, or He may decide to take the talents that He has given you, since you didn’t shove them in a jar in the ground, and give you more to do. Like…somewhere else. Either way you win.
- If you continue to work hard at your goals, even though others aren’t, you will still sell and win.
- If by example you get the company to follow suit and work hard on company goals, you win.
- If all you do is please God because of your diligence, and He gives you more to manage, you win like crazy!
I hope this answers the unfortunately common issue you have at hand.