A singular focus [One Thing] can have a profound effect on your business. In April of last year one of my clients [name withheld to protect business secrets] had Positioning Systems come to his office in California to conduct our Two Day Rockefeller Habits Workshop. At the time their business was lagging 7% behind the previous year and struggling to get traction. Among the many ideas and actions that had an immediate impact was to go through the Strength Based Leadership Test and identify where his executive talents were. At the time the business was struggling to execute in the field and we identified several of the executive that had execution themes, reassigned them to positions were they could have the greatest affect and influence on the business. We reassigned others based on their top themes and the results were almost immediate and dramatic. By year end they turned their 7% decline into a 15% gain for the year.
Strategic Discipline Blog
Forgive the short detour from the One Page Strategic Plan Quarterly priorities. Yesterday I had about 4 + hours of windshield time and listened to Gallup's audio on Strength Based Leadership. One business coaching tool that I've been recommending for my clients is the Strengths Based Leadership test. [A word of warning you may have difficulty navigating this site before you purchase the audio or the book]
Watching the Phoenix Suns, my current favorite basketball team, lose to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday again offered a subtle clue on the value of focusing on your strengths and perhaps how debilitating focus on weaknesses can be.
Topics: Strength Based Leadership