Do you remember the movie City Slickers?Read More
Strategic Discipline Blog
It’s a common theme this time of year. We get out of balance chasing the spirit of Christmas, giving presents.Read More
“Willpower is like gas in your car... . When you resist something tempting, you use some up. The more you resist, the emptier your tank gets, until you run out of gas.” Kathleen Vohs Prevention magazine, 2009Read More
A foundational principal we will teach at the Scaling Up Workshop on Wednesday at our November 11th Scaling Up Workshop in Cedar Rapids, IA is One Thing. We recommend that when choosing a priority you choose One Thing for the year or your quarter to choose to focus on. It’s based on the principal that less is more.Read More
What if your business had set an annual priority and failed to achieve it?Read More
In Greg McKeown, Author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, recent blog he discussed the definition of priority: When the word priority came into the English language in the 1400s, it was singular. Think for a moment: What did it mean? The answer is the prior or very first thing. What’s interesting is it stayed singular for the next 500 years. It wasn’t until the 1900s that we came up with the pluralized term and started using the word priorities. But what exactly does the word mean? Can there be multiple very first things?Read More
With the Growth Summit starting Tuesday and our Gazelles Coaching meetings not beginning until Monday this is a modification of a blog (Subjectivity & Objectivity – Required Business Disciplines) written in September of 2010 and another (Critical Numbers - People/Relationship Drivers)in December 2012 . Flying on Delta to Las Vegas reminded me of an example we often provide on the critical need for balance in setting priority for your business. I’ve updated the content to reflect the emphasis to balance the two drivers, people and productivity, in your business.
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