As an E-Myth Senior Business Coach for ten years I used the E-Myth resources and tools to help my small business customers apply the systems concept to build their business.Read More
Strategic Discipline Blog
Discretion at the operating level of your business can absolutely destroy your business! When you fail to be consistent, customers come away with a different experience every time. This headline, “Eliminate Discretion at the Operating Level of Your Business” is a mantra from Michael Gerber’s E-Myth, Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It. It is the principal of systems at its core. A starting point for systems take precedent over people. (See Topgrading - Was Michael Gerber Wrong)
The principle of Strategic Discipline consists of three disciplines, meetings, metrics, and priorities. These are the essential tools that John D Rockefeller used to build Standard Oil into the largest company in the world. They are still the essential disciplines that help your business communicate better and establish the fundamental principles to grow.
My first post is on an upcoming article you’ll have the opportunity to download on our site for free in the next week or so. I’m putting the finishing touches on a “White Paper” I’ve written entitled “Top Grading, Was Michael Gerber Wrong?” The article discusses the concept that you can and should hire people at the lowest common denonimator for your business, or that the theory called Top Grading, relying on the best people to run your business is best. Top Grading suggests that you need to have the very highest and best quality of people to run your business. Which is right, which is wrong, or is there a place somewhere in the middle, and indeed did Michael Gerber even suggest that you should have people at the lowest level operating your business. I’ll have some insights into that in my White Paper and hope you will offer your opinions on this subject when its posted.
I plan to have more on this as I get more used to this blogging approach and hope you will join me here frequently for insights into operating your business more effectively using the principles that E-Myth business development coaching and other methods provide for producing a business that works without you and gives you more life.
Thanks for reading.