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Strategic Discipline Blog
Topics: Business Growth, One Thing, Scale Up, Scaling Up Business Growth Workshop
Our last four blogs focus on People, one of the Four Decisions for growing your mid-sized business. All these blogs represent insightful thought leadership from respected authors.Read More
Topics: Business Growth, People, People Decisions, Scale Up, Scale Up Summit San Antonio
Topics: Business Growth, strategy, Growth Summit, Innovation Process, Strategic Advisory Council
Why Doug? Why should we do daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual meetings?
Topics: weekly meetings, Business Growth, Balanced Priorities, meeting rhythms, Business Dashboards, pattern recognition, Radical Change, Radical Stability
Topics: Good to Great, Business Growth, Jim Collins, Hedgehog Concept, Stockdale Paradox, 20 Mile March
“Battles are won by the power of the mind” ~Napoleon
Topics: Business Growth, Annual Plan, Execution, quarterly plan, eNPS
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.
Topics: Business Growth, Four Decisions, strategy, BHAG, 3-5 year plan, Innovation Window
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.
Topics: Business Growth, Four Decisions, strategy, catalytic mechanisms, X Factor, actions to live by, Brand Promise Guarantee
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.
Topics: Business Growth, Four Decisions, strategy, Core Competencies, VUCA, Words You Own, SWOT, SWT
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.
Topics: Business Growth, Core Values, Core Purpose, Strategy Statement, growth tools