Articles on: Strategic Planning

Are you chasing Growth or Success?

In business it’s easy to focus on growth as the only measure that really matters. It’s easy to measure (especially top line revenue or number of customers) and it just feels good. But is that really the best thing to focus on? *Spoiler alert – probably not…! 😉 I’m currently reading the book Company of […]

Are you clear on the ‘Who’ (and the ‘What’)?

One of the great things about a smaller business or a start-up is the feeling of teamwork you get (if you’re doing it right). Opportunities or challenges come up and it’s all hands on deck, with everyone chipping in to rise to the challenge. When you’re trying to scale your business, that level of teamwork […]

Does your planning have any strategy?

This is the time of year when a lot of businesses will carve out some time and do some strategic planning. But unfortunately many of those businesses will leave out the strategic part. When you think about strategy, you should be thinking about a cohesive response to an important challenge. Instead many businesses will throw […]

Do you have Fall Back strategies for your business?

Every business needs strategies in place to “fall back” on for the unexpected.  No company is 100% insulated from unexpected challenges that interrupt the normal operations of owning or managing a business…even yours. This past weekend was the annual “catch up on all the sleep you lost over the last year in one hour event” […]

Are you tracking the right numbers for success?

We are quickly approaching the halfway point of the year.  By now you should be seeing some clear indicators for the direction of your business this calendar year.  But are you tracking the right numbers?  It’s not always easy to know which numbers are really “the numbers” to be tracking.   As a business owner which […]

What do you need to stop doing?

    If you start reading a lot of business books you’ll quickly notice that there are common themes and ideas that come up over and over. As an example – Patrick Lencioni writes a lot about the power of vulnerability based leadership, which is also a central theme in Extreme Ownership (by Jocko Willink […]