Archive for category: Annual Planning

The 1 easy way businesses fail to develop a winning strategy

I have the good fortune to see a lot of business plans, and more often than not they are in the One Page Strategic Plan format. Some of these plans are in a draft format, where someone has attended a Gazelles workshop or read Scaling Up, and some are mature versions where the team have worked over many years to hone and refine the businesses strategy and plan. Over time, patterns develop and one is able to see at a glance the difference between a strategy that is sound and a good degree of Read More...

I have the good fortune to see a lot of business plans, and more often than not they are in the One Page Strategic Plan format. Some of these plans are in a draft format, where someone has attended a Gazelles workshop or read Scaling Up, and some are mature versions where the team have worked over many years to hone and refine the businesses strategy and plan. Over time, patterns develop and one is able to see at a glance the difference between a strategy that is sound and a good degree of Read More...

Gazelles business coaching

If you have read the book Scaling Up or Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish, then it is likely you are considering a Gazelles certified coach. One of the things that Scaling Up teaches is that in a growing business, it is important to have an external catalyst. A person who stimulates the management team and gets them to think differently. In this short video, Gazelles International President Keith Cupp shares his ‘4+1 Rule of Thumb’ philosophy that business owners Read More...

If you have read the book Scaling Up or Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish, then it is likely you are considering a Gazelles certified coach. One of the things that Scaling Up teaches is that in a growing business, it is important to have an external catalyst. A person who stimulates the management team and gets them to think differently. In this short video, Gazelles International President Keith Cupp shares his ‘4+1 Rule of Thumb’ philosophy that business owners Read More...

Who should facilitate the company’s planning session?

One of the most important things a management team needs to do is take time offsite to undertake strategic planning and execution thinking. In Stephen Coveys Time Management Matrix, this is quadrant 2, the work we do which is both important and not urgent. The results that stem from quadrant 2 activities include vision, perspective, balance, discipline and control. Within the Gazelles framework we recommend a meeting rhythm consisting of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual planning. Read More...

One of the most important things a management team needs to do is take time offsite to undertake strategic planning and execution thinking. In Stephen Coveys Time Management Matrix, this is quadrant 2, the work we do which is both important and not urgent. The results that stem from quadrant 2 activities include vision, perspective, balance, discipline and control. Within the Gazelles framework we recommend a meeting rhythm consisting of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual planning. Read More...

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