by Safaraz Ali, CEO - Pathway Group
WHEN the American space programme was in its infancy in the early 1960’s, President John Kennedy who set the challenge of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely within a decade, visited the then new space Agency NASA.
During that visit he was taken to the staff canteen and got talking to a lady who was clearing plates and wiping down tables. The President asked her about her job. The canteen worker said that: “I am helping to put a man on the moon.”
This is wonderful story that those of us in business would do well to remember as it clearly demonstrates an understanding of a defined goal that each team member should know where the business is heading alongside their own objectives and contribution.
In my latest Canny Bites book titled: attracting, retaining, and growing your team to grow your business, a common phrase I use is ‘chew on it,’ by which I simply mean give it some thought, consider whet...