Business Masterminds Observations
Another thought about the Rhythm of business and how to make business as predictable as possible from Verne Harnish’ book: “Mastering The Rockefeller Habits”.
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Verne says to have more meetings, not less.
Verne believes quarterly strategy meetings with your staff are not enough. You need to have a monthly, weekly and even daily schedule of meetings to ensure that the strategies and deliverables from the less frequent planning meetings are actually carried out.
I know that many management gurus would baulk at that statement, because the amount of money and time wasted in business in meetings is staggering.
But Verne is right. Strategies and plans without regular, formal and structured follow up meetings, never lead to the outcomes you’d hoped.
Do learn how to make your meetings super-efficient though (For example, I know of a company where all meetings are held standing up, so that the meetings don’t take a minute longer than absolutely necessary).