Most of us are familiar with triage in a medical setting. It’s the proven process to prioritize the patients who need attention more urgently than others.T he US Army’s version of Battlefield First Aid is the perfect framework to use if your business is struggling and you need to determine the most urgent priorities.
The concept behind triage is that someone experiencing symptoms of a heart attack will get greater priority than someone with symptoms of the common cold, for example.
It follows a simple three step sequence that you can apply in many ways to your business challenges.
1. Stop the Bleeding
This is the top priority because if this issue isn’t solved, it’s game over.
The Army teaches that when a soldier has lost a limb, for example, the first inclination of an untrained attendant is to address that issue, e.g., to preserve the limb for future reattachment.
But, that’s entirely the wrong response.
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Get yourself a tall chilled mug of Amnesia and have a seat.T his is a beverage you should drink as often as possible.
No calories. Low in carbs … but filled with the protein needed to turbocharge your organization.
Here’s what will happen after one or more of these adult beverages.
First, you will forget about your mistakes and those of others.
If you were properly doing your After Action Reviews, you will have already learned the lessons drawn from those failures and disappointments. Once you make sure everyone learns those lessons, including those individuals who may have fallen short of your expectations, it’s time to move on.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. ~ Seneca
Send the powerful message to everyone that …
By now, you know I’m not one for excuses and rarely find them rising to the level of “reasons” worthy of your attention.
I will skip all the reasons our Sword Tips newsletter is delayed by one week. They are actually quite legitimate, of an unexpected and sudden nature, but none of them changes the outcome.
You Deserve a First Class Product
We’ve also run into a number of related issues dealing with content, format, intention and delivery. Much like designing a house, once you begin, you start to see you’d like an extra window here, more shelves there … you know what I mean.
You deserve to be served in a first-class manner … and I want you to benefit from the hard work the entire Exkalibur team has devoted to this program. It would be doing you, and us, a great disservice by sending something to you that is unworthy of your attention.
Stay tuned for the Sword Tips debut next week
So, I’m going to fall on my sword … pretty good one, huh? … and apologize to you for the delay. But, please stay tuned.
I can’t wait to share with you … next Wednesday … the debut of Sword Tips, the Exkalibur newsletter.
For a long time, I’ve been publishing new content every week … a quotation on Monday morning and a new blog post on both Wednesday and Friday.
With the New Year, I decided to move in a slightly different direction. You’ll still receive a favorite quote every Monday morning. That won’t change.
A New Weekly Newsletter
For the rest of the week, I’m going to combine Wednesdays and Fridays and issue a weekly newsletter every Wednesday. The result will be a more robust product that will cover a wider range of interests, and I hope, will be even more valuable to you.
I have been married forever to a beautiful woman and have one spectacular daughter who has dedicated her life to helping children with life-threatening illnesses.Read more ….