How To Execute Your Small Business Strategy

Posted by John Boudreau on Mar 2, 2018 10:39:37 AM

I think everyone would agree that having the right strategy is important if you want to maximize your chances for success.

Yet,  I find many small businesses not maximizing their chances of success - at times even unintentionally weakening their chances for improved results, greater profit and more sales.

It really comes down to getting two critical areas right:

  1. Having a clear strategy
  2. Executing on that strategy
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Topics: strategy, execution

4 Ways To Ensure Strategy Execution

Posted by John Boudreau on Apr 5, 2016 9:44:06 AM

“Success doesn't necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won't win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.” Naveen Jain

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Topics: execution, strategy, KPIs, Accountability

4 Ways to Make Execution Easy (or at least Easier)

Posted by John Boudreau on Mar 16, 2016 11:29:00 AM

“Ideas are easy, execution is everything” – Chris Sacca

What a great quote! That is so true isn’t it? It’s fairly easy to come up with an idea, all you have to do is to think one up.
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Topics: execution, company goals, company vision

Astonish Results 2011 Annual Company Meeting Insights

Posted by jhboudreau on Jan 5, 2011 10:36:12 AM

At Astonish we have a yearly company meeting. Our meeting is today and I thought I would write about one of the major points I’m going to share with our company. It’s called the “right things” model. I first heard about this concept for Vern Harnish’s book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits.

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Topics: processes, execution, Business, hiring, collaboration

More Thoughts on Company Alignment

Posted by jhboudreau on Jan 1, 2011 5:48:27 PM

Making sure everyone in your company is going in the same direction or more importantly the direction you want them to go in can be a daunting task.

Having everyone going in the same AND right direction takes the challenge to whole new levels. The more employees you have the more difficult makes ensuring alignment company-wide increasingly difficult.

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Topics: processes, execution, Business, company mission, company alignment