You don’t communicate regularly about the important stuff with your staff, your customers or your stakeholders.
Most of your business strategy is in your head and nobody knows what’s going on, except you.
Your staff, your clients and your stakeholders all want you to win, but they can’t support you when you don’t communicate with them.
Set your goals
Write your plan to achieve your goals out
Figure out the important stuff
Talk about the important stuff to your staff, your customers and your stakeholders. You’ll say it differently to each group, but you will keep them informed.
Ask for support. You’ll be surprised at what people will do.
You’ll be wondering why you didn’t do this sooner
Engaged staff, customers and stakeholders, involved in your business.
Clarity in your business, moving forward.
Hocus focus – It’s amazing what happens when you find some clarity in your business! email me.
You have no routine to support you. No routine of planning. No routine of communicating. No routine of measuring and correcting. No routine of learning and reflection in the workplace. No routine, no time management, no power, whose running your business anyhow?
Set your goals.
Put your coaching sessions into your diary, for the whole year.
Put your holidays and breaks into your diary, for the whole year.
Put your quarterly meetings in your diary.
Set up daily huddles with your team. Communicate every day.
Let your coach manage you.
Habits in place that that support you and your business.
Much, much better results.
Faster learning, layered every day with reflection. You are able to access and utilise your learning easily. You are smarter. Things make sense. You can see ways forward.
A business without a coach is just plain hard work. Take the weight off and email me.
In his Annual letter on page 7, Warren puts the current US economy in perspective:
American GDP per capita is now about $56,000. As I mentioned last year that – in real terms – is a staggering six times the amount in 1930, the year I was born, a leap far beyond the wildest dreams of my parents or their contemporaries.
U.S. citizens are not intrinsically more intelligent today, nor do they work harder than did Americans in 1930.
Rather, they work far more efficiently and thereby produce far more.
This all-powerful trend is certain to continue: America’s economic magic remains alive and well.
If you add to this, Rupert Murdoch marrying Jerri Hall on the weekend (and the story he related about his depression after his first divorce, inspiring him to: “Buy up property in New York”), there is a sense that these players at this level are pretty optimistic about the opportunities in the marketplace…as well as the cut and thrust of married life.
“Life is either a daring adventure…or nothing at all.”
How applicable is this for Australia and New Zealand? Where are the opportunities? email me.
Geoff Colvin has extracted three leadership lessons from Warren Buffett’s latest shareholder letter (released this past weekend) in this short FORTUNE article:
- He’s optimistic
- He explains what he’s doing so that anyone can understand it.
- He admits mistakes and makes no attempt to sugarcoat them.
It’s worth one minute to read – three important leadership reminders.
Leadership – it’s a lifetime education and refinement. A coach can help you regularly develop your leadership while you are in the process of leadership. email me.
You don’t have the skills or the understanding to do well in business.
And there’s no time to spend to learn and upskill.
The less skill you feel you have, the more fear you have about being able to run a successful business.
The more you avoid learning and updating your skills, the worst this situation gets. You have to continue to learn to continue to earn with your business
Turning your business into a learning organisation
Establish a culture of reflection, joint problem solving, it’s okay to ask for help, it’s okay to ask for training
Regularly reflect about your business progress, your problems, your solutions.
On the job learning, while your business is earning money
Empowered staff with self respect
Culture of group problem solving
Culture of innovation in place
Learn while you earn with your work team around you, sharing your learning, multiplying your business’s intelligence. email me.
You are trying to eat an elephant in one meal.
Trying to do too much in too short a time.
You aren’t chunking down your plans into achievable objectives and doable actions.
You are setting yourself up for failure.
You are getting more and more desperate every time you fail to reach a target that’s been set too high.
Set achievable goals
Be rigorous and realistic with your plans to achieve outcomes
Develop habits of steady measured progress
Elephant is being eaten
You are not stressing out or being overwhelmed by your task
You have negotiated realistic timelines
You have enrolled support for your project
Progress, not panic is being made
You eat an elephant, one bite at a time. The trick is finding which bite to take, when. email me.
You say you want to grow your business, but you are so busy putting out fires in your business, you never stick to your plan.
When push comes to shove, you slow down, lose momentum and stop working your plan.
Your vision is not strong enough to support you continually moving forward.
Your business purpose and vision need to be clearly articulated, believable and inspiring.
Link your purpose and vision to your economic engine
Find your mojo in the business that you love – fan the flames of your love
Communicate – no – evangelise your vision and purpose to your staff, stakeholders and customers
Focus, clarity and a plan to drive your economic engine with your stakeholders and staffing team
Hocus focus – amazing what happens when you find some clarity! email me.