Move from "At-Risk" to "Excellent."
Too many leader don't know what they don't know about the obstacles they face.
What category does your business fall under?
- AT-RISK: The leader makes most if not all of the decisions, spending roughly 90% of their time in the business. Their cash flow isn’t healthy and if the leader wasn’t present for a quarter, the business would be in jeopardy.
- AVERAGE: The business is run in a reactive manner. The leader spends 30-50% of their time in the business as a doer. Cash flow is average.
- WELL-MANAGED: Respected in their industry, and likely in the top 25% of businesses measured in terms of professional leadership, these organizations are nevertheless vulnerable. The company has not created a leadership culture with organizational excellence.
- EXCELLENT: Professional leadership is a daily reality, exemplified by a disciplined, sequential, continuous, and repeatable process that propels them into the upper 5% of organizations. These companies are always improving.
THE ANTIDOTE TO BLINDSPOTS
The key to overcoming blindspots is through a proven leadership model know as the Six P's.
- Planning: What are your top personal priorities and visions?
- Positions: What is the ideal organizational chart? What should the job descriptions say? What attitudes and habits do you not want?
- People: How do you recruit, hire, and retain talented people? Do they fit with your plan?
- Process: How should you document your process? What needs to be updated? What needs to be created from scratch?
- Performetrics: How should you build metrics into job descriptions? How should you conduct performance appraisals and reporting?
- Passion: Whatʼs your journey toward excellence? How do you grow your business? How can you share your passion?