No, this is not about hair removal!
It’s about the knack of repetition.
During some recent inclement weather, I was surfing cable TV stations and stumbled upon the (original) ‘Karate Kid’ movie. Of course, I skipped past it.
Ok, I didn’t, I hit play.
It’s a great ‘feel-good movie’ and even though a bit cheesy and highly predictable at times, it reminded me of our values at in work place. We recently had a company-wide health check of what our culture represents and I found that this movie had all the components of our values acronym STRIDE, which I would like to share.
The Strength to keep going, even when times are tough.
The Teamwork required to accomplish goals.
The Respect of everyone with whom we engage.
The Integrity required to carry out our designated roles.
The Drive – the wanting to do great things
...and Enterprise, finding new ways to achieve our goals.
Where are the similarities?
It’s the discipline to repeat even the smallest of things that matter. The ‘wax-on/wax-off’ routine which eventually pays off, such as returning calls, being honest, showing real respect and courtesy for colleagues, customers, job seekers and suppliers alike. I have found these to be THE most important qualities to strengthen and keep life-long relationships and with continual practice, becomes second nature, just like ‘wax-on/wax off’.