When you’re at the bottom, you have to accept accountability and solicit feedback. This is the core of the whole “learn from your mistakes” adage. Be transparent with your team, and listen.
In the whirlwind of your day-to-day grind, every task seems critical, and every idea seems like a good one. You can jump from one objective to the other without taking time to assess whether the areas of your business you prioritize will lead to success.
No matter how different your business is from the competition, it would be best if you had clarity before deciding why and how to do more with less.
To build and grow a business, and make bold business moves, prioritizing both positioning and growth is essential. Positioning is a key element to your growth strategy.
It’s difficult to make plans surrounded by uncertainty. However, we can’t allow ourselves and our businesses to stay still. Even with a slow economy and disruption lurking behind every corner, we need to prepare the best we can.
Whether “manager” is part of your job title or not, some form of management certainly is. After all, you are accountable for your portion of work, and that includes the way you show up to interactions with other people.
If you are like 75% of the successful companies that have pre-established systems to inform their strategy, you’ve already incorporated ways to put attention on these areas. Because things change, we must adapt and so must our processes.
Defining good leadership is an impossible feat, but you can learn from successful companies and leaders and define your own unique strategy.
In my experience working with companies over the years, one of the most challenging things is just to start. What we do at Red Direction is that we are (most of the time) disciplined about the time investment. That’s something that we can control.
At the center of every business are people. Those people, including you and me, can get caught up in visioning, in processing, in distributing, or impacting.
The one word – focus – can seem scary, because somewhere deep down, you might think that while focusing on one thing you will miss something else.
With activities that promote collaboration, you’re given a chance to see your company from a higher vantage point.
Times are difficult. The unknowns that impact work are higher-stress and more unpredictable than ever before. Strategic plans, vision-mission-values, and the way teams complete work are structures to rely on.
Straightforward and simple approaches provide structure. The right kinds of structures provide space to explore, experiment, and learn.
In the midst of any change, and especially rapid change, the weaknesses in process, culture, and even strategy create pressure.
An effective delivery model is about strategic management, and steps necessary to reach your goals across an extended range of time.