the ceo magazine, leadership,
John Manning, President, Management Action Programs, Inc & Author, The Disciplined Leader: Keeping the Focus on What Really Matters

As your company’s leader, there are a gazillion ways you can go about determining if your business is on track. But when it comes to understanding productivity, as in how productive your people are relative to the results they’re creating, the last thing you want is to go on a wild goose chase, trying to find out what’s working and what’s not.

the ceo magazine, strategy,

I used to do strategic planning year-by-year looking at the previous year and then thinking of an incremental improvement over the previous year. This worked, but we missed many opportunities because we didn’t start with a vision of the future.

High growth companies look out at least 3-5 years into the future. They decide when they will double their growth and what markets they will dominate. Starting with the end in mind, you work backwards from your end goal to determine what has to be done this year and then this quarter.

the ceo magazine, business growth

Over the past ten years I have earned a reputation for obtaining rapid growth, and I’m often asked how I’ve managed to be the driving force behind so many business successes. After all, it’s one thing to be the lead on a project or business start-up, but it’s an entirely different thing to be the driving force behind it—that requires a much higher level of inspiration and skill.  Below I will share three simple tips extracted from my soon-to-be-released book on time management. With these skills at your disposal, the better question is: how could you possibly not be a driving force?



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