When Andy Grove, CEO of Intel, discovered in 1994 that he may have a tumor the size of a cube of sugar growing in his prostate gland he didn’t take the immediate step his doctor suggested. Visit his urologist.
Strategic Discipline Blog
Who is the real enemy of execution? It’s your day job!
Is it cruel irony that for all the dedication Strategic Discipline concentrates on developing premier execution the reason your business will succeed or fail is not going to be due to how well you execute? Strategic Discipline, flawless execution of determining your priorities, following your metrics and developing consistent accountability patterns through meeting rhythms is really a means to an end.
I’m excited. When my clients respond and do something that is powerful and gets them excited I am too! Yesterday I got a PowerPoint from one of my client’s sharing their theme for the company for their first trimester of 2013! It was incredibly well done, simple, powerful, clear and concise! It’s their first effort to establish the Rockefeller Habits theme process although we’ve been working together for some time. That’s often a good idea. Start simple with the process of Strategic Discipline. Less is More! Get your leadership team fully understanding the fundamentals and then move forward with your theme to the company fully when you have your sea legs.
In Top Ten Elements to Drive Business Growth - 4-3-2-1 Formula we provided Four Decisions, Three Disciplines, Two Drivers and One Catalyst as the keys to grow your small to mid-sized business. The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling suggests there are Four Disciplines and supports this with examples and evidence of companies who have achieved success following these four disciplines.