“A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness.” ~ Jim Collins, Good to GreatRead More
Strategic Discipline Blog
“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.”Read More
Failure is always an inside job.Read More
What’s the problem with discipline? Repeatedly in this blog and in the works of Jim Collins in Good to Great, Great by Choice, How the Mighty Fal, Patrick Lencioni’s The Advantage, The Four Disciplines of Execution, and many other best practice and top thought leadership books we hear the principles of discipline continuously cited as critical to reaching success.
In May of 1941 the Great Britain was facing desperate times. They were alone in the battle against the Nazi Germany and Italy’s Fascist State. The continent of Europe was almost completely occupied by Axis powers and the Mediterranean and coast of North Africa were being attacked as well. This is the setting for one of my favorite wartime movies, Sink the Bismarck.
I’m excited. When my clients respond and do something that is powerful and gets them excited I am too! Yesterday I got a PowerPoint from one of my client’s sharing their theme for the company for their first trimester of 2013! It was incredibly well done, simple, powerful, clear and concise! It’s their first effort to establish the Rockefeller Habits theme process although we’ve been working together for some time. That’s often a good idea. Start simple with the process of Strategic Discipline. Less is More! Get your leadership team fully understanding the fundamentals and then move forward with your theme to the company fully when you have your sea legs.