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Strategic Discipline Blog
You’re probably familiar with the term KPI’s or Key Performance Indicators. KPI’s are driven by top-down leadership decisions. These are the Key Performance Indicators for the company based on the Annual, Quarterly and Trimester planning and strategy meetings businesses have to set direction for the business.
Have you considered whether or not your business needs a business coach? Do you have the right structure for Annual and Quarterly Planning? What elements of Strategy or Execution can your business do better to achieve increased results?
92% of CEO’s feel their leadership team can communicate their strategy! The same survey revealed that only 2% of their leadership team actually could!
Is the mood in your company for meetings one of anticipation or aversion?
A prospect this past week reacted to the suggestion of meetings by indicating they have to be careful in their organization to mention the word meeting. His people dislike meetings and generally greet them with annoyance and impatience. It suggests that the meetings they’ve conducted in the past are possibly disorganized, not well prepared, unexciting, lack conflict and do little to energize those participating. It’s also a reflection of what I believe many businesses suffer from. They feel meetings are boring, and a necessary evil.
Allow me to reflect on my current condition and place this in perspective. I’m currently suffering from a condition called dry mouth. It’s a symptom of Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)which can occur after bone marrow transplant for leukemia patients.
Who is the real enemy of execution? It’s your day job!
Last blog we discussed how as your company grows and expands it seems harder and harder to communicate your vision. People at the tactical level of your company often don’t know what the strategy for your business is. In fact they don’t know a lot of things that are important for them to know about your business. There’s often a huge gap on how they work with prospects and customers due to poor communication of your vision and strategy, let alone company policies.
As your business grows does it seem like it’s been harder and harder to keep everyone on the same page? The larger you get does it feel like the vision and strategy you had that seemed so clear has become foggier to you and the people you lead?
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.