Do you want to meet or exceed your com­pa­ny goals?  Then you have got to Get Rhythm!

John­ny Cash sang about rhythm in his famous song, Get Rhythm.  It starts out, “Get Rhythm when you get the blues.”  Even bet­ter, get rhythm and avoid the blues!

I have always been a pro­po­nent of set­ting big goals. In my ear­ly years in busi­ness, I set big goals, and often, way too often, didn’t meet those goals.  Each time I failed I would get a big case of the blues, and so would my team. Yikes! Fail­ure is no fun.  It was demor­al­iz­ing, and it took away our momen­tum.  Instead of smooth, con­tin­u­ous progress, we had to pick our­selves back up and start again. Some­thing was miss­ing.  While there were con­tribut­ing fac­tors, the most impor­tant was that I had failed to put our com­pa­ny, divi­sion and indi­vid­ual goals to rhythm.

So why does rhythm mat­ter?  It cap­tures and rein­forces where we place our Atten­tion. Ener­gy flows where atten­tion goes.  On a dai­ly basis, each team mem­ber is busy get­ting their job done.  Putting the com­pa­ny and their per­son­al goals into a report­ing rhythm cap­tures their atten­tion.  Where atten­tion goes, ener­gy flows.  Ener­gy to inte­grate change, cre­ate move­ment and dri­ve results.