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Strategic Discipline Blog
Why Doug? Why should we do daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual meetings?
“Battles are won by the power of the mind” ~Napoleon
Strategy challenges are indicated by a slowing in top line revenue growth. If revenue is not growing as quickly as you like, then it’s time to re-examine your strategy: What you’re selling to whom? It’s important to have a concise statement of that strategy so everyone’s aligned and on the same page without wasting sales or operational energies on activities not useful to the business.
Decisions equal success. There are four decisions, in growing your business, that you must get right or risk leaving significant revenues, profits, and time on the table. These four decisions are: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash. Most growth firm’s face continual challenges in all four areas, at any one time the challenges in one of these areas overshadows the rest. Therefore, your first decision is to choose which one of the four to focus on next.
The challenge in almost every business, small to mid-size, growing or static, is to initiate or continue revenue growth. Of the Rockefeller Habits Four Decisions, People, Strategy, Execution and Cash, Strategy is the Decision that produces revenue growth.
Nothing affects your business more than the quality and timing of the decisions you make. In Execution or Bad Choices – Why Do Businesses Fail we examined the reason most businesses fail.