Strategic Discipline Blog
Last week I received a comment on my Pearson’s Law blog from Tomas, “Sounds simple yet very effective in any area where you want improvement. I've been implementing this law for the last year and a half in many ways and I can say it works exceptionally well. Performance accelerates every time.”
If you want to improve something what should you do? First make it a priority, then begin measuring it. One of my clients and I share a goal to improve our lead generation activities. We‘ve been talking about improving performance for months and recently decided in order to improve our behavior we need to make this intention a priority. Establishing the priority came first. Then we had to decide to measure it and finally put accountability in place.
The first day of the Fortune Gazelles Growth Summit is an avalanche of information. I’ve already collected 18 pages of notes containing many incredible insightful ideas for you to apply to your business.
Do we really need another weekly meeting?
Whether you’re a business person considering hiring a coach or concerned whether your employees will respond to your coaching there’s just one major factor that determines success. The biggest challenge Marshall Goldsmith noted is selection. If they don’t care or you don’t care don’t waste your time. As a coach or a business owner you can’t change those who don’t want to change. You can only help if the person you are working with wants to change. Inner motivation is the key to successful coaching.
A recent article from Gallup Management Journal on What Really Drives Financial Success? reminded me how valuable the book First Break All the Rules is for determining strength in the workplace. If you employ five or more employees I strongly recommend you pick up the book or its more recent version 12: The Elements of Great Managing. It reveals the following 12 rules as being critical to having a well engaged and performing workplace:
This past week I posted a blog on Pearson's Law Revisited. I'd only wished I'd listened to Aubrey Daniels' Bringing Out the Best in People first before writing it. In Chapter 11 I was struck by Daniels' comment, "measuring doesn't change a thing!" He noted that a great many people in business believe that measuring a problem is tantamount to solving it.