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Strategic Discipline Blog
Saturday, my son Noah, performed a solo and in a quintet at Solo and Ensemble, at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Watching him perform reminded me of the irony of freedom. It also reminded me of a quote I’ve used several times in my blog, that the will to win isn’t as important as the will to prepare to win.
How important do you value discipline in your organization? How much thought if any do you give to it?
Last blog in Key Performance Indicators we presented the value of speaking to customers and employees routinely and why these measurements can be so powerful to your business.
How do you build a business model from Good to Great? The answer while not popular is fundamental. We dislike, resist and simply refuse to want more of it in our life: DISCIPLINE
Question: Why do most businesses fail?
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.
The greatest marketer and innovator on the planet returns to his former company, Apple, and what is his first step? In Great by Choice, Jim Collins uses Apple as one of the comparison companies. His research looked at 1972-2002, and Steve Jobs didn’t return to Apple until 1997. But consider Jobs’ first move:
If you believe that achieving success is about being in the right place and perhaps being born with a silver spoon in your mouth, then consider the story of Alan Rudy.