2012 was the best year in the firm's history. Strategic
Discipline's focus on priorities, meetings and metrics made a significant
the difference in our ability to achieve our targets.
Scott Ford, Cornerstone Wealth Management Group ~
The difference we've seen compared to other business
development processes within a very short period of time, in some cases
within days or even hours is you end up with actual work product,
deliverable plans and agendas that help.
Scott Bennett, Nations Financial Group ~ Cedar
Doug's Four Decisions Workshop has allowed our company
to focus on our top priorities for the year. With the use of the 1 page
strategic plan, company and individual dashboards we are better able to
track performance and measure results. For the first time we have a clear
company goal with everyone working towards that common goal. We are
extremely excited to continue working with Doug in the future.
Greg Mercurio ~ IFTI Independent Floor Testing &
Inspection, Inc, Concord, CA
Daily Huddles are by far the best thing we've learned.
Lots of our operations decisions have been made through the use of the daily
huddle process. Having four daily huddles each day is a pain, yet it's the
most productive and best thing that's happened to me as a manager.
Burges Kerawalla ~ Autopia Car Wash, Fremont, CA
Just wanted to let you know our first Supper Huddle
was a huge success!! Your help certainly was beneficial in its success!!
Thanks again for all of your help!!!.
Tyna, Charge Team ~ JPMA
In 2013, in addition to growing sales dollars and
market share, we cut our return beer rate (ROR) by over 35%. Nearly $600,000
less beer was double handled and brought back to the warehouse by your
efforts. This improvement drove the revenue and gross margin numbers up, as
well as helped considerably in reducing warehouse, merchandising, and
"Mike Schulte, VP Sales, Fleck Sales Company ~ Cedar
Forgive the short detour from the One Page Strategic Plan Quarterly priorities. Yesterday I had about 4 + hours of windshield time and listened to Gallup's audio on Strength Based Leadership. One business coaching tool that I've been recommending for my clients is the Strengths Based Leadership test. [A word of warning you may have difficulty navigating this site before you purchase the audio or the book]
Here are some quick hits from the book.
In our Gazelles two day workshops my plan is to ask the executive team to complete the Strengths Based Leadership test. One of the checkboxes on the Rockefeller Habits Checklist under the heading of "As goes the Executive Team goes the rest of the firm" is Team members understand each other's differences, priorities, and styles. The Strength Based Leadership Test provides real insight to help each team member understand each other's strengths.
How well do you know your team's strengths? Have you been under the assumption you cannot be a good leader because you are deficient in some skill area? It's time to change your view of leadership. Do you have a comment on this view of leadership? Pick up the book or audio to learn how you can use your strengths to improve your leadership and how your team can contribute more to the growth of your business.
I promise to get back to the Quarterly Priorities next blog.
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