Pondering previous postings....from 8/22/2011 -
Bossidy and Charan's Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done is an excellent book for small businesses and teaches fundamentals of GETTING THINGS DONE. This book is one of those I pound out at clients, covertly and otherwise :-), to improve their processes. The authors lay out the argument of 3 Building Blocks and then 3 Core Processes of Execution.
These factors are especially important for the small business* person and his/her intentional focus on results.
Building Block #1: The Leader's Seven Essential behaviors
- Know your people and your business
- Insist on realism
- Set clear goals and priorities
- Follow through
- Reward doers
- Expand people's capabilities
- Know yourself
Four core qualities that make up emotional fortitude are authenticity, self-awareness, self-mastery and humility.
To that end....be purposeful, be intentional.
*I define small business as any entity (division, branch, company, sales) under 100 people; this includes individual sales people, loan officers, Realtors, etc.