Strategic Discipline Blog
When you move into hiring phase for your business are you absolutely sure what you are looking for? In fact when you look at your current staff positions are you confident each of your people know exactly what’s required of them to fulfill their jobs on a daily basis?
Can you remember the anticipation of Christmas Eve when you were a child, or perhaps the joy and satisfaction of going to bed on Christmas night filled with contentment over all the gifts you received that day? I count myself fortunate to have lived in a middle class family where Christmas evening brought us just about everything we wished for each December 24th. It was hard falling asleep both Christmas Eve and then Christmas night in anticipation of what was to come and in complete joy in having received everything you expected. My mother and father were extremely good to us, both in listening to what we wanted and then making sure we received it.
In Good to Great, Jim Collins’ offered three very important questions once you have answered the question “do we have the right people on the bus?” (A team with common Core Values, Purpose and commitment to the Vision).
Last Blog we discussed the irony in life. Another irony learned through my challenge with AML is the critical value of continuing to network and make connections. As the CEO of Positioning Systems, and perhaps even more so on a personal level one can tend to pigeon hole yourself on who you associate and make connections with. You can take a very selfish perspective on who you should market to, and even who you should have in your network of friends.
Life can be ironic. Positioning Systems fundamental coaching principles surround the ideals of discipline. The reason Positioning Systems focuses on Strategic Discipline for meetings, metrics, and priorities is due to my personal beliefs in the foundational teachings from Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and Jim Collins in Good to Great. They remain to me the most important element in achieving business growth and success.
“Doug loves a challenge!”
At Positioning Systems and Gazelles you know by now that we’re big fans of Jim Collins books Good to Great, Built to Last, and How the Mighty Fall. When Collins new book, Great by Choice arrived last week I just had to pick it up. If you receive Verne Harnish’s weekly newsletter you know that he’s reading it as well.