Hey, folks, SEAC(R) John Wayne Troxell here, and this is your Motivation Monday brought to you by Veterans Lending Group.

Hey, let’s talk today about a key attribute for any person or organization, whether it’s in the military or business, and that’s attention to detail. Attention to detail is achieved thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task. It’s doing the fundamentals to a high standard, be sort of blocking and tackling for whatever the organization does. This also includes being punctual, being on time or being where you’re supposed to be at when you were told to be there.

Now, I used to have a phrase when it came to attention to detail and punctuality, when I was in the Military as a leader, that if you showed up 10 minutes early or five minutes late, you got the same ass chewing. To let me explain… Obviously, if you show up late, you’re going down a road where you will probably have mission failure or it will raise the chances of mission failure. Now, obviously showed up early, gives you a little buffer before being at the prescribed time.

But let me tell you how this can go sideways. If I say be here at this time and a subordinate leader below me says be here X amount of minutes earlier and a subordinate leader below them says be here X amount of minutes earlier than that, pretty soon we are creating a hurry up and wait kind of attitude, which can be a detriment to morale and efficiency in accomplishing tasks.

The bottom line is, if you want to go from being a good organization to a great organization, focus on excellence in the basics, and that’s attention to detail. Because attention to detail even with punctuality is a key attribute of successful people and the foundation of high performing organizations.

Have a great week, everybody! Boom!

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