The product you sell will be a reflection of the organization you design.
There are few better ways to show you care about and value your employees, and to retain your best people, than the unrequested, unexpected, unscheduled, off-cycle raise.
Good communication is vital to your company's success. When your company is 5, 10, or even 20 people, in one room, maybe at one table, communication happens to you. Whether you want it to or not. Which is (mostly) a good thing. As you grow, you need a Communication System because communication doesn’t happen as … Continue reading 9 Tips for Building a Communication System (with Templates)
How to create a better management system and better managers, and incidentally achieve your company goals
Project management is a skill. And it’s vital to your success. Get good at it.
Everyone has ideas. Few can execute. You’re better off having great execution and the wrong idea because with great execution you can learn and iterate on your vision as part of the execution. On the other hand, a great vision without execution will get you nowhere.
Planning is how you turn your foundational materials into measurable goals, a prioritized to do list, and project plans, to achieve the next level of specificity of the Operating System and maximize your likelihood of success.
Your Operating System starts with and builds on your foundational materials. The foundational materials define your organization. They include some combination of a vision, mission, strategy, values, and culture.
Your company has an Operating System whether or not you consciously build and nurture one. It will happen by default. And a default Operating System is highly unlikely to function well and get the long-term results you’re looking for.
The two prerequisites for being a great manager are: Sincerely and deeply caring about your team and company.Having empathy, self-awareness, organizational awareness, emotional awareness, perspective, maturity, and security. If you possess those characteristics, you can become a great manager in practice by doing the following: Empower your team.Your job is to hire the best people, … Continue reading How To Be A Great Manager