A customer of mine, who I’ve worked with on and off for the past ten years, recently contacted me to start our coaching relationship again.Read More
Strategic Discipline Blog
Topics: Culture of Discipline, metrics, Business Vision, Execution, Vision, Alan Mulally, American Icon
Have you ever had someone in your life who believed in you?Read More
Topics: Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, metrics, The One Thing, Extraordinary Results
If you recall when I first got into the hospital I wrote a blog Can Routines Really Set You Free? Little did I realize that getting back home would be a routine changer as well. Football legend Bear Bryant said, “It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”
Topics: leukemia, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, priorities, metrics, Michelle Wick
Is it possible to balance high performance in the workplace with a culture that provides personal liberty, freedom and work-life balance?Read More
Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, metrics, measurement, How the Mighty Fall,
Execution is about turning your hard-earned revenue (top line income that remember comes from Strategy) into bottom line net profit. Companies that are strong on top line performance and yet struggle to make a reasonable or attractive bottom line profit typically have challenges with Execution – that is being both efficient and effective operationally. In this blog we will cover the principles and habits that John D. Rockefeller used to build an operationally excellent company and which Verne Harnish (Scaling Up and Mastering the Rockefeller Habits) has adapted for mid-market growth companies.
Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, Four Decisions, priorities, metrics, meetings, Execution
What are Key Performance Indicators? What they should entail? How do you determine which to track? How often if ever you should change them?
Topics: Business Growth, metrics, key performance indicators, Quantification, Qualitative Customer Feedback, Quantitative Customer Feedback, KPI's, Scaling Up Verne Harnish
You and probably many business owners are virtually swimming in waves of data. Advances in technology and the Internet have made it easy to collect data on almost any subject and allow you, if willing, to collect measurements on any part of your business.
Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Decision-Making, E-Myth, Pearsons Law, metrics, measurement
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.
Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, priorities, Pearsons Law, metrics, Businesss Disciplines, Sink the Bismarck
Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, Four Decisions, priorities, metrics, Stockdale Paradox
One of my very good clients in Florida is a season ticket holder for the Florida Marlins. Naturally he’s been very disappointed this year with the Marlin’s performance. Expectations were high with opening a new stadium, brought in a new manager (Ozzie Guillen) and new ball players (Jose Reyes) to make a strong drive for the playoffs and possibly the World Series.
Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, priorities, metrics