"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." ~ Jack Welch
My business is a Purpose-Driven Machine on a Customer-centric MISSION. It has a crystal-clear VISION for where we are going... and a real PASSION for serving our customers. THINK: Yes or No?
Company Mission... Company Role... Company Stakeholders... Company Values... Company Vision... Core Competency... Market Niche Served... Passion/Purpose... Strategic Goal Setting...
The single most important aspect of business (and personal) success is a highly evolved, virtually unstoppable sense of purpose, mission and direction.
It is the source of the companies Vision and continued high expectations in every area of your operation. Ultimately, it is the big reason WHY your business succeeds where others fail.
It provides the super-charged passion necessary to carry you and your team from the depths of discouragement — when everything is going wrong... and nothing is going right — and keep you on the path to entrepreneurial greatness.
The simple truth is that many people burnout and give up too early, never realizing just how close to success they really were. What a shame.
With just a little bit more persistence, they would have found the route to their dreams.
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"Multitudes of people, drifting aimlessly to and fro without a set purpose, deny themselves such fulfillment of their capacities, and the satisfying happiness which attends it. They are not wicked, they are only shallow. They are not mean or vicious; they simply are empty — shake them and they would rattle like gourds. They lack range, depth, and conviction. Without purpose their lives ultimately wander into the morass of dissatisfaction. As we harness our abilities to a steady purpose and undertake the long pull toward its accomplishment, rich compensations reward us. A sense of purpose simplifies life and therefore concentrates our abilities; and concentration adds power." ~ Kenneth Hildebrand
Think carefully about the above quote. Is your business drifting aimlessly? Does it lack range, depth and conviction? Huge questions, aren't they?
The key to turning your business into a real goldmine, STARTS with clarity of Values... leading to clarity of Vision... which leads to clarity of Roles... which determines your long term level of conviction and commitment to your company and its success.
It is this heightened level of CONVICTION that generates the courage to consistently take bold action... day in, day out. It is the hallmark of the Winner's Mindset™.
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This Golden Function is composed of the following sub-functions and actions — things which must be done to guarantee your success.
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|1.||MIMIMD||Create a list of positive differences that we will make to each of the stakeholders when our company succeeds.|
|2.||MIMIMS||Write a short, mission statement giving the purpose of my company that includes the values, vision and role.|
|1.||MIRORO||Write a clear and precise definition of the role my company will play to achieve its stated vision.|
|1.||MISTAB||Create or increase members on the advisory board to help with guiding our mission.|
|2.||MISTBD||Hold board meetings with prepared agenda to create/review/modify vision, values, roles and major objectives.|
|3.||MISTCN||Employ a consultant or coach to assist in identifying and clarifying vision, values, roles and major objectives.|
|4.||MISTCU||Review company relationships with all customers to confirm performance is consistent with the mission in all transactions.|
|5.||MISTEM||Review company relationships with employees and employee relationships with customers to confirm the mission is being achieved.|
|6.||MISTIV||Confirm investor expectations and goals are consistent with mission and vision.|
|7.||MISTVE||Review relationships with all vendors/suppliers to confirm performance is consistent with the company mission in all interactions.|
|1.||MIVACV||Create a short list of values that will direct and guide all business decisions and functions.|
|1.||MIVIDR||Write a clear description of the direction we are growing toward over the next 1-3-5 years.|
|2.||MIVIVS||Write a clearly detailed vision statement describing my company and its performance in its most ideal condition.|
|1.||MICCCS||Objectively list the core strengths and weaknesses to see how to enhance mission and vision.|
Market Niche Served
|1.||MIMNNI||Given company mission, vision, and values, identify core market niches that are a match to obtain ideal customers to serve.|
|1.||MIPPBO||Identify the top 5 Objectives that will be valuable to achieve in the next 1-3-5 years.|
|2.||MIPPBW||Prioritize the top 5 reasons that my company exists and is worthy of everyone's time, trouble, effort and resources.|
Strategic Goal Setting
|1.||MIGSLT||Starting with the Mission statement, identify the major long-term goals that must be meet to move toward the Vision Statement.|
|2.||MIGSST||Review short-term goals for each function and confirm they align with Vision and major objectives.|