Displeased with your progress lately? Management team meetings not as effective as they should be? “What management team?” you ask. Most aggressive professional speakers only have a few employees. However, your business has several department heads and a president…all YOU. It may feel a bit odd to meet with yourself but holding weekly management meetings can make a big difference to the growth of your business.
Focus on only one major area of your business; resist the urge to jumble everything together. Rotate from marketing and product development (first week) to sales (second week) to client services (third week) to internal management/finance (fourth week). During your first monthly rotation, commit your subplans to writing. The plans don’t have to be fancy or formal. If it is difficult to write down who will be doing what, the deadlines, the budget, and desired results, it’s very possible that clear strategies for these areas have not been identified.
Once the use of subplans and meeting rotation has become routine, you can then generate questions that identify any problems prior to the meeting, setting the agenda for the meeting. Write out the decisions made during the meeting.
It’s too easy for our businesses to drift into a lot of work with too little progress when we jumble the various parts of our business into a big blur. Fortunately, a simple routine has the potential to turn jumble into clear momentum and progress.
Known as The Growth Strategist®, Aldonna R. Ambler, CMC, CSP helps professional service firms, technology-driven businesses, and construction-related product/service for distribution companies reach their goal of Achieving Accelerated Growth With Sustained Profitability® through a combination of speaking, consulting, executive coaching, authorship, and growth financing. She has executed an ESOP, grown multiple international businesses, won just about every major award an entrepreneur can win, provided expert testimony on economic growth at over 30 legislative hearings, and published two books and over 100 articles. She currently hosts a weekly Internet radio show, The Growth Strategist® on www.GrowthStrategistShow.com every Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET. Aldonna Ambler can be reached at Aldonna@AMBLER.com, 1-888-ALDONNA (253-6662) or at www.ambler.com.