Watching businesses for the past 20+ years as a coach, there’s no bigger mistake made, beyond not choosing a One Thing Priority, then failing to make it clear to your people what you expect from them.Read More
Strategic Discipline Blog
In business after business, front line employees, don’t know the company’s strategy.Read More
There’s a science to why stories resonate, and are remembered.Read More
There’s a method to deliver your message more effectively to your employees, the people you supervise, even your prospects, and customers.Read More
In Good to Great Jim Collins emphasizes the importance of getting your team aligned to achieve great performance.Read More
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!