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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On a recent flight, I finally paid attention to the welcome message telling me that my (and my fellow passengers’) safety was the airlines number one priority. Wait a second, I thought. Then how will you get me to destination? We all know that in many forms of transport, the safest option is usually to…Read More
The last month or so of posts all stemmed from considering Italian cooking and its similarities to good management. Italian food is common, popular, and often adapted to new locations and tastes. However, in Italy itself there are about half the number of Michelin-starred restaurants as there are in France. And Italy is ok with…Read More
A couple of weeks ago we discussed managing with the correct balance of direction and freedom, and that to achieve this balance, a business needs a strong value statement and strong goals. If your people know where you are headed, they can use their own strengths and ideas to get you there. Having already shared…Read More
A client I worked with once told me a story from when she worked in the corporate world, early on in her career. It is a great example of a lack of process and all the problems that creates. The Story The protagonist of this story was in an administrative client facing position. She supported…Read More
Words you will have read multiple times on this blog are: “there is no single right way, but the are many wrong ways”. Process mapping and building is no different. Below are key facts to consider when building a process to make it effective as well as malleable to environmental change. To, in other words,…Read More
Recently I was preparing for a brief talk on Michael Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, and it got me thinking of another reason I admire Porter: his great quote that “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do”. Working on a new strategy, tactic or general idea is exciting. Enthusiasm grows, energy abounds, and…Read More
New year’s resolutions are list items we can start to forget by about mid-February. New year’s goals are targets we can miss and return to for the first six months of the year. New year’s habits, however, are a structured approach to building lasting change. It’s about change The point of these resolutions is to…Read More
Is there ever an end to new gadgets, software and new trendy methods being touted as the next great thing? Probably not. So you may as well get used to new fads being thrown your way all the time. If you try them all, you would get nothing else done. If you ignore them, you…Read More
Originally posted in an economics blog to which I occasionally contributed; the entertaining yet now defunct Bringing Sexy Back To Economics. The whole point of Italian food is that it is simple. The ingredients should be easy to find, instructions loosely followed and the result a rich but straightforward flavour, which will vary slightly from…Read More
“Predictions are hard, especially about the future”. Regular readers of the blog will know about the importance of adaptability in business. There will always be things, beyond your control, affecting how you do business. The only constant is change As you adapt to new circumstances you simply tell your employees and clients that you have…Read More