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Strategic Discipline Blog
A foundational principal we will teach at the Scaling Up Workshop on Wednesday at our November 11th Scaling Up Workshop in Cedar Rapids, IA is One Thing. We recommend that when choosing a priority you choose One Thing for the year or your quarter to choose to focus on. It’s based on the principal that less is more.Read More
How would you grade your decision-making capability? How is your leadership team at making decisions?Read More
Why are some people able to muster more will power than others?
Do you have the courage and conviction to say no?
What’s your Core Purpose? We’ve discussed this subject several times, and it’s revealing that Greg McKeown in Essentialism speaks to it as well.
Without a priority the Whirlwind wins! Each day you face a myriad of tasks involving your “day job.” Everything you do day-to-day robs you from focusing on the really important things that are important but not urgent.
Michael Cobb is a 16 year old playing basketball with his three buddies on a hot summer day. Upon finishing their games, the group decides to pool their money and buy some wine at a liquor store. Settling down in the shade they enjoy the breeze and cool down. Soon one of Michael’s friend’s is angry. Grady (Michael’s best friend) only had ten cents to provide for the wine. The other friend, who’s now agitated, provided 50 cents. He feels Grady is taking more than his fair share. A fight ensues. Michael and his other friend break it up. The friend who started the fight is still upset, and leaves. The three others continue to drink. They’re not alarmed by their friend’s departure. Maybe he just needs some time to cool down they think. But this friend is still upset. He returns, after locating his father’s gun at home. He points the gun at Grady and fires twice. Grady dies in Michael’s arms before an ambulance arrives.
You may have heard the story on how trainers get an elephant to remain tied to a stake. Even though an elephant has enough strength to easily remove the stake, due to the training received when they are young they’re unable to realize they can get free. View the video on the right for the full story.
You and probably many business owners are virtually swimming in waves of data. Advances in technology and the Internet have made it easy to collect data on almost any subject and allow you, if willing, to collect measurements on any part of your business.