Five minutes. It doesn't seem like enough time to make a difference in our daily, multi-tasked, business lives. For Rosa Say, author of Managing with Aloha, five minutes helped make greater employee connections.
"We instinctively knew we could manage better the more intimately we knew those we managed. ‘Ike loa became the birthplace of a core standard we initiated with all managers called "The Daily Five Minutes.” It started as an experiment, and it was so effective that it became non-negotiable as a habit my managers were required to cultivate and practice daily. It is a simple habit: Each day, without fail, managers are to give five minutes of no-agenda time to at least one of their employees."If your still in doubt of how five laser-focused minutes can impact your small business, take to heart this quote from John C. Maxwell's book Success One Day at a Time:
Napoleon wrote that the reason he beat the Austrians was that they did not know the value of five minutes. It took Lincoln less than five minutes to deliver his immortal Gettysburg Address. It took William Jennings Bryan less than five minutes to electrify a great political convention with but a single expression that gave him the nomination for the presidency of the United States. (George Matthew Adams)For a quick five marketing minutes, Take the 5 Minute Brochure Design Trash Test.