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SOURCE Lighthouse Consulting Services, LLC
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most business execs face situations where they thought someone in their employ would do something and it turns out they either forgot, ignored the boss or did the wrong thing. All of these issues are a result of not closing the loop. According to a new book on business trends, to better achieve objectives it's vital that business leaders create a team committed to follow through -- closing the loop -- so that vital actions can get done.
"In business jargon, 'closing the loop' means to follow up on and/or close out an area of discussion," says author Dana Borowka "The phrase is closely related to 'circle back around' and 'loop in.' Closing the loop is akin to following up, checking in or closing the deal."
Dana Borowka is co-author with his wife Ellen Borowka of the new book "Cracking the Business Code" (CreateSpace, 2014). The book is an anthology of cutting-edge business advice from leading experts, including the Borowkas.
According to the Borowka's book, the secrets of creating a team of loop closers is talking and testing. They offer the following five tips:
"The secret is to cultivate top performers through a three-step process: assess candidates with an in-depth work style and personality assessment, screen candidates for behavioral tendencies like an aptitude for loop closing, and manage more effectively based on behavioral styles to reinforce the importance of follow up and follow through," says Dana Borowka.
The goal is to base your hiring and managing decisions on the best data that can be collected, not just your gut instincts because that can fool you, he adds.
For more ideas on running a successful business, check out Dana and Ellen Borowka's new book, "Cracking the Business Code" www.lighthouseconsulting.com.
The Borowka's firm, Lighthouse Consulting Services, LLC, provides a variety of services, including in-depth work style assessments for new hires and staff development, team building, interpersonal and communication training, career guidance and transition, conflict management, workshops, and executive and employee coaching. Their first book is titled "Cracking the Personality Code."
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