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Hit the Ground…Running! Extraordinary Business

Operations-PlanningPlanning, visioneering, ideating, SWOT analysis, business performance overview…great stuff, but where’ the activity?

Have you ever gone through the process of doing some extensive work on how you will grow your business, then found that six months later, not much has changed? Have you ever found that despite doing the work, you still tend to veer off in other directions, constantly in the state of developing new products and offerings? Do you find that the offerings you are developing tend to exist in a place of requiring more time than you have available, or are in a constant state of “nearly complete?”

As business leaders, much of our energy seems to ride on getting to the next plateau. What happens to many of us is that we tend to take in lots and lots of information, then become reactionary – needing to implement or grapple on to the next biggest, shiniest thing that comes along. I mean…you’ve got to stay relevant, right?

But at what cost?

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Hit the Ground…Running! Extraordinary Business

Operations-PlanningPlanning, visioneering, ideating, SWOT analysis, business performance overview…great stuff, but where’ the activity?

Have you ever gone through the process of doing some extensive work on how you will grow your business, then found that six months later, not much has changed? Have you ever found that despite doing the work, you still tend to veer off in other directions, constantly in the state of developing new products and offerings? Do you find that the offerings you are developing tend to exist in a place of requiring more time than you have available, or are in a constant state of “nearly complete?”

As business leaders, much of our energy seems to ride on getting to the next plateau. What happens to many of us is that we tend to take in lots and lots of information, then become reactionary – needing to implement or grapple on to the next biggest, shiniest thing that comes along. I mean…you’ve got to stay relevant, right?

But at what cost?

 [···]

Read More