How the best differ from the rest
Before we start our weekly challenge , I would like to tell you why I want to do this , I was a trainer at business improvement workshop ; and after the workshop I asked trainees if they were learning something useful !!
One of the trainee told me , this workshop is excellent , but I think we will not be doing any thing about it 2 months from now !!!!!
His answer didn’t surprise me at all , I hear it several times from many small business leaders , not only in business , but also In our personal lives : fitness ; relationship , financial, etc .
I realized that when it come to achieve something special , the real challenge is NOT figuring out what to do , its about DOING it and Keep Doing it .
C.S Lewis say : the key to understand ourselves and the universe we live in is realizing that people know what to do and DON’T do it .
In the same time , I found an excellent book called Six Disciplines of excellence , which I read several times and apply its principles , the result was amazing.
From here I have the idea of making a weekly challenge based upon this six disciplines to lead my clients and my self to really DO what we should do .
This program will help business owners and business leaders to overcome the real obstacles that in the way of any growing business.
Also this program is different from other business improvement methodologies in several ways :
1- Main focus in Implementation ( 75 % ) and little on theory and principles (25 %)
2- Mainly for small business ; which don’t have unlimited resources like large organization
3- Combine many successful programs like strategic planning , TQM , performance management , etc.
4- Using internet , or in other word , collect several experience , from all over the owrld , different field , people , resources , language , culture , etc .
That’s why its really important that you share , we need to hear your opinion , experience , what you think really work and what’s not .
Also this program is not for those who are looking for quick fix , its like fitness program , which need practice and persistence , its for small business that have passed the survival stage and looking to growing up and continue compete in the market place during this hard times .
Now here is your first challenge :
Identify how the
best differ from the rest
In a recent survey done for more than 300 different business ( service , product , project oriented ) the result show that 5 factors affect the profitability and growth of any business .
I’m not going to tell you which 5 factors is and the order of importance right now , because I want you to tell us ( I will tell you later this week , don’t worry :) )
Choose one of the following ,and tell us why you choose it , and I want you to think deeply about these choices , how it applied to your own situation , how it REALLY affect you and the business you are in The best differ from the rest by :1-
Quality oriented culture 2-
Disciplined approach to business3-
Attract and retain quality people4-
Effective use of trusted relationship5-
Strength of the business leaders 6-
Teamwork culture and commitment7-
Use of technology
To make it real challenge for all of you , I will provide the most 3 active participants a 495$
value gift, a license for one of the most professional project management software
How I’m going to determine the most 3 active members , I’m not , YOU will vote for them , so , when ever your write your contribution , please right your Full Name , so at the end of the challenge , All the members will vote for the 3 active participants .
Good luck :) Let the challenge start