Fred Smith’s vision and focus helped drive FedEx to become one of the most successful companies in the world.Read More
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Creating your BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) as Jim Collins describes and shares, is an iterative process. It rarely is achieved in a few meetings, or without completing several very important milestones for your business. Included in these are these three elements of your Hedgehog Concept: Core Purpose, Profit Per X and Brand Promise.Read More
My plan for this blog originally was the irony of freedom. The past three days working with an enthusiastic and dedicated group of leaders from a new customer who started with me in February for a private two day Rockefeller Habits Workshop. They’d previously attended the Four Decision Workshop in November.
We’re exploring the Four Decisions resources and Growth tools Positioning Systems and Gazelles coaches provide to our customer to help you become familiar with how you can ramp up the growth of your small to mid-sized business.
The final piece to the Seven Strata of Strategy is actually two pieces. Remember the Seven Strata of Strategy are from Mastering the Rockefeller Habits author, Verne Harnish. His Fortune Magazine article revealed from careful research following the last recession these specific strategies were key differentiators to increase revenue faster than competitors who didn’t have these key elements identified. Companies that had these seven strategies identified outpaced their competition even during the last recession.
In The Hedgehog Concept we discussed the intersection of three circles that provide your One Thing Focus for the strategy of your business. Where do you find or discover the elements that comprise the three circles? If you’ve completed portions of your One Page Strategic Plan you’ll have made progress toward understanding what these are.