Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rock Band Business

Being a washed-up, two-bit, has-been of a musician, I've followed many bands and artists for decades. I've run my company like it was a rock band, which is good and bad.

Rock bands sometimes break up because the musicians begin to compete with each other and focus on the wrong things, such as who gets credit for this song or who sings that song.

In business, if we have a successful team, we need to make sure we're focused not on who gets the credit or the spotlight, but on how strong our performance is and if we're exciting our audience.

Look at the great bands that broke up over nonsense--how many of us now follow David Gilmour, Ginger Baker and Glen Frey instead of Pink Floyd, Cream or The Eagles? In those bands, who was the best talent, the strongest singer, the best showman? The audience didn't care, we just loved their band.

It's not a competition, it's a performance.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

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