What I’m Thinking About: Paint a Picture of Success My business partner, Dan Long, is a big picture thinker. He’s great at visualizing success and connecting with people and businesses that are winners or ready to be winners. A visual guy and a story teller, Dan finds graphics and stories that relate relevant business lessons in a colorful way. He helps business owners see their business from a bigger perspective and paint a vision for the organization in broad strokes. Then
What I’m Thinking About: Annual Goals? Big Commitment! For the last three weeks, I wrote about business goals. I recommended that you set goals annually in the 5 core competency areas (Profitability, Operational Excellence, Employee Engagement, Customer Engagement, Community Engagement, Marketing and Sales). And that you make the goals SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Reachable, Time-Centered). I suggested setting an overarching goal - a What’s Important Now? (WIN) go
What I’m Thinking About: Setting One Overarching Goal As discussed in last week's blog, Measure What Matter, most companies need to focus on 5 key business areas: Profitability, Employee Engagement, Customer Engagement, Operational Excellence and Marketing and Sales. All five are essential to creating a sustainable, scalable business. Setting goals in each area, tracking progress towards goals, and celebrating when goals are reached can unify team members and strengthen the c
What I’m Thinking About: Numbers Don’t Lie The Small Business Association reports that 30% of new businesses fail during the first 2 years, 50% during the first 5 years and 66% during the first 10. (Investopedia). These frightening measurements echo the maxim “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” As a business choreographer, I help business leaders plan for success. Key to success is understanding the essential business elements that combine to create scalable, sustainable business.
What I’m Thinking About: Setting S.M.A.R.T Goals for 2019 I’m a planner. We have a family calendar. I keep a paper calendar and an electronic calendar. I make daily “To Do” lists and check off completed items. Each New Year’s starts with creating “Body, Mind and Soul Goals” which are posted in a place where I see them daily. Why bother with this goal setting self-accountability? Because it makes a difference, a big difference, personally and professionally. Goals help me push