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Four Decisions You Must Get Right to Achieve Growth

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 23, 2012

Last week I began work with a new client presenting a shortened version of the Two Day Rockefeller Habits Workshop.  It occurred to me that many business owners and managers are unclear where they need to focus their attention to achieve results for their business. 

In our Two Day Rockefeller Habits Workshops we begin by helping our clients focus on achieving One Thing.  Answer this question: What’s the most important area of your business you could focus on to achieve the greatest impact on your business this year and the coming quarter?

To help the executive team understand where to put their energy and attention we break the Ten Rockefeller Habits into a 4-3-2-1 formula, starting with a big picture view of the Four Decisions Four Decisions for Growth resized 600which comprise the four in the 4-3-2-1 equation.

These Four Decisions I have been mentioned previously many times in my blogs and newsletters:  People, Strategy, Execution and Cash. 

The next several blogs I plan to delve into these Four Decisions a bit further to help you appreciate where your business might focus its energy.  It might be helpful to review the importance and value of discovering your one thing.  In our two days of meetings I told three stories, one on companies who discovered and then achieved their one thing, and finally a personal story on my son, and how in the space of thirty from setting a personal growth goal he achieved his One Thing. 

Here are the links to a several One Thing Client stories: 100% January Growth, ASA One Thing   

My plan is to give you the personal One Thing about my son in a blog this week.   Also plan to provide how to determine which of the Four Decisions you should choose to focus on by digging into the results you can expect by getting People, Strategy, Execution or Cash right in your business. 

Getting results in your business is One Percent Vision, 99% Alignment.  Determining your One Thing for the quarter and the year is essential to achieve alignment.  We’ll explore this process in the blogs ahead.    

Topics: One Thing, Four Decisions, Two Day Rockefeller Habits Workshop, Alignment

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