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Strategy! -- Rosetta Stone was one of the top IPOs last year by "moving early to a next battleground"; AFLAC has a "hidden" advantage most in the
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Quarterly Theme Time -- today is the start of a new quarter for most companies (and a new fiscal year in places like
Driver vs. Outcome -- and it's important to focus on a driver vs. outcome for the single measurable goal (what we call a "Critical Number", a term borrowed from Jack Stack's Great Game of Business). For instance, you might be tempted to pick a revenue goal for the next three months, however, it's better to decide "what is the most important activity our team needs to focus on in order to drive revenue" and make that your critical number for the quarter i.e. we need to land 20 new contracts from a list of 200 companies we've compiled (this is our actual focus this quarter).
Priorities and Meeting Rhythm -- here's a really short 27-second video Australia-based BluewireMedia produced of me noting the importance of setting three priorities and then executing through an effective daily and weekly meeting rhythm.
Daily Huddle Impact -- and this note from Dr. Ilan Lieberman, Director of UK-based Angel and Bowden Ltd, a medical legal firm, "daily huddles have become part of the team's life (since attending your Feb 23 workshop). Big improvement in communication and improvements in efficiency at every level, much of it small but all incremental like a coral reef." He goes on to note that all these small changes make a big difference over time. And the team was unsure about it to begin with. They do it standing up, no more than 5 minutes, and now won't give it up. "Very positive impact on moral and locus of control," concludes Lieberman.
Didn't Wake Hitler -- this insight is short since I'm on my "boys-only" trip with my sons this week. We're touring the WWII sights surrounding the famous invasion of