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

To Drive Greater Results, Link KPIs To Strategy

Posted by John Boudreau on Nov 20, 2017 2:05:35 PM

Tracking KPIs (key performance indicators) is a real competitive advantage for a small business. No business magically drifts into a better version of itself and KPIs can help to ensure your team is executing on your strategy and driving the results you expect.

But what about strategy? But when we talk to small businesses about strategy, the concept can be confusing and strategic planning can sound like a time consuming process to time crunched CEOs.

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Topics: KPIs, strategy

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

Are You A "2 in 1" Leader?

Posted by jhboudreau on Feb 20, 2011 9:41:52 AM

In a recent HBR blog post the author introduced the concept of "2 in 1" leadership.

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Topics: Leadership, Business, strategy