Many of my clients talk about the struggle they’re having with getting agreement on their team. They say things like “my team is just not on the same page” or “I need to build consensus with my staff.” When I hear this, my answer is always the same: you don’t need agreement, you need commitment. Here’s what I mean…
As you may know, I’m writing a new book to help entrepreneurs-in-the-making get a huge jump-start on taking their entrepreneurial leap. It’s called Entrepreneurial Leap: Do You Have What It Takes to Become an Entrepreneur? and comes out on October 15.
While writing the book, I had an a-ha moment that may help you. In one of the chapters, I teach future entrepreneurs how to avoid the eight mistakes that most entrepreneurs make during the start-up phase of their businesses.
Great leadership involves the relentless pursuit of clarity. No assumptions. Just clarity around what needs attention as an organization evolves.
The 2013 article "Why You Should Work From a Coffee Shop Even When You Have an Office" inspired this post which explains the importance of taking the time to focus on your business.
Entrepreneurs and leaders of companies of all sizes oftentimes get lost in working in their business. The to-do list they came into the office with in this morning grew, not shrunk, by the time they left the office. The urgent drives out the important. What do you do about it?
Some leaders and managers have been tempted to deviate from the 5-minute rock review we teach in the weekly Level 10 Meeting™, desiring something more detailed than a simple, on track/off track, report. The concern that team members are inappropriately reporting rocks to be on track when they are not has lead some teams to create elaborate “rock crushing systems” that include breaking rocks down into smaller action steps, plotting those steps out across a timeline, tracking completion of those steps and reporting the progress in weekly meetings.