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How Clarity Changes Everything

David Lykken
Oct 24, 2014

Have you ever spoken to someone who has gotten glasses for the first time? Or, maybe it's someone who has gotten an eye surgery and can see again. When people are able to see things clearly, they're whole worlds change. They start to notice things they've never noticed before. They feel a bit like Dorothy stepping out of her house into the land of Oz.

The same thing can happen in the workplace. Clarity can change everything. When employees understand perfectly what is expected of them and what they're strategic roles are in the business, they are able to carry out their duties in a more precise and productive manner. When they understand, not just what they're supposed to do, but why they're supposed to do it, they are empowered to do it better.

Have you opened the eyes of your employees lately? Have you taken the time to explain to your people clearly what they're supposed to do and how it fits into the strategic objectives of your company? When you give people a clear purpose and a clear vision of why that purpose matters, they can accomplish wonders for your organization.

Take of the blinders of your people. Help them to see how they can make a difference. Clarity changes everything.





David Lykken is 40-year mortgage industry veteran who has been an owner operator in three mortgage banking companies and a software company. As a former business owner/operator, today David loves helping C-Level executives and business owners achieve extraordinary results via consulting, coaching and communications, with the objective of eliminating corporate dysfunction, establishing and communicating a clear corporate strategy while focusing on process improvement and operational efficiencies resulting in increased profitability. David has been a regular contributor on CNBC and Fox Business News and currently hosts a successful weekly radio program, “Lykken on Lending,” that is heard each Monday at noon (Central Standard Time) by thousands of mortgage professionals. He produces a daily one-minute video called “Today’s Mortgage Minute” that appears on hundreds of television, radio and newspaper Web sites across America. He may be reached by phone at (512) 501-2810 or by e-mail at dlykken@mbs-team.com