Business Goals give a business consistency and growth.
You are making dozens of business decisions each day, and knowing what you are working towards makes the difference between good decisions and bad surprises.
How do you manage so many decisions and still keep business management simple? There is a lot that you can not control in business, so it pays to focus your efforts on the things that you can control. The Progress program gives you and outsourced Chief Strategist Officer for professional advice and performance tracking.
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Here is an excerpt from written notes I sent a client (shared, of course, with permission). “As we refocus on growth, I am working to get a list of KPIs we need to track. What are the numbers that will show our growth?” My response Don’t start with the KPIs: start with the roles. Think…Read More
We all want to be effective, and we all want to be efficient. Too often, these two qualities do not play well together. To be more efficient, businesses cut resources and steps. Then, struggling to achieve results (i.e. seeing their effectiveness decrease), they throw money or time at the quickest fix available. It is the…Read More
Making the right decision is never easy. One of the things that makes it difficult is that we so often are fixing the wrong problem. Once a business problem becomes obvious to us, it has been through various stages of development. If we try to solve only the problem that we see, we risk solving…Read More
Starting at a young age, we are led to believe that life is fairly linear. You go to school, then you specialize your field of study, then you start working, then you get promoted, then you retire and start playing bridge. At some point, we start to suspect this is not entirely true… The way…Read More
Each business will determine its own priorities, ingredients, and exact steps as it develops and grows. But within those variations, there remain four essential stages that a business leader must recognize and manage. Much like in Italian cooking. There are many ways to make a tomato sauce, but you will have to use certain base…Read More
Every business runs into this: the need to increase capacity without increasing resources. Eventually, any successful business will get so busy with clients that it will not have enough time or people to accept new projects. What can we do? Simply turning the business away is not an option. We want to be continuously growing,…Read More
It is said that the more you learn, the less you know. What is really happening is that the more we learn, the more we realize we have to learn. Which is why every major project, initiative, client, and more deserves to end with a “Lessons Learned” review. What Lessons Learned are not A list…Read More
I was once talking to a friend who worked in a major investment bank and I mentioned that I had just had a lunch meeting with their Head of Change Management. She thought for a second, and then shook her head and said “we don’t have that position”. (To this day I don’t know why…Read More
It’s time to delegate work. Accept that not everything in your business can be run, managed, and executed by a single person. Whether you hire employees, outsource everything to agencies, or do a bit of both: delegation is a requirement. But wait: delegation is not about creating a list of tasks and handing that list…Read More
You use your craft to start your own business; it lives; it grows. And at some point, you also want it to work without you. At some point you will want to exit. Whether looking to leave the day to day completely, or rather focus only on certain activities, at some point the business will…Read More