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Why the mundane shadows what matters and what to do about it?

Author: philippeback - Published Thu 23 of Aug, 2012 09:23 CEST - (1788 Reads)
Success comes when you focus on what matters.

What matters to you that is, as success is relative to your own standards. If you judge success by the way others do look at you, well, you are in for a stressful, externally driven, forever unstatisfying journey. That sells a lot of merchandise, that’s what a lot of consumer products are about by the way. Good, we need more consumer spending to support the economy.

Let’s forget that. What matters to you may be a cause, a need to achieve, or just about anything that makes you seriously tick. Doesn’t matter for what follows.

February 2011 - Reflecting back on 2010 and forth on 2011

Author: Ir Philippe Back - Published Tue 22 of Feb, 2011 19:38 CET - (1682 Reads)
As we are one month into 2011, it’s time to reflect back on 2010 and see how 2011 will go.

  • What were your achievements in 2010 and how do you intend to leverage them further in 2011?
  • Did you already made progress towards your goals for this year?
  • What is your evidence about that?
  • You have new challenges ahead for sure. Do you give them the proper attention? Have you planned time to deal with them? Do you have an idea on how these challenges will make you grow? How do you intend to raise the bar and invest for maximum leverage?
  • If you have any management position, making sure you focus on the strategic parts of the business and do not get swallowed by operational tasks is of key importance for continued growth.

Now, I want to tackle one pet peeve of mine, which may well be making piles of cash evaporate from your earnings if you have any IT capability present in your business.

February 2010 - Gemba time!

Author: Ir Philippe Back - Published Mon 15 of Feb, 2010 19:52 CET - (1702 Reads)
Or why you won’t get very far without a clear strategy if you do intend to make a mark in your market.