Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm

Author: Verne Harnish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781590791882

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 177

View: 5985

What are the underlying handful of fundamentals that haven't changed for over a hundred years? From Harnish's famous "Mastering a One Page Strategic Plan" process that has been a best-selling article on the web to his concise outline of eight practical actions you can take to strengthen your culture, this book is a compilation of best practices adapted from some of the best-run firms on the planet. Included is an instructive chapter co-authored by Rich Russakoff, revealing winning tactics to get banks to finance your business. Lastly, there are case studies demonstrating the validity of Harnish's practical approaches.

Mastering The Rockfeller Habits

Author: Verne Harnish

Publisher: Dreamtech Press

ISBN: 9788177228120

Category:

Page: 176

View: 9776

Business guru Verne Harnish's firm Gazelles has brought hundreds of businesses to fast-growth profitability. Now he shares entrepreneurial secrets in this must-read business primer. Harnish has discovered John D. Rockefeller's underlying strategy. Further study uncovered three winning habits: *Priorities: A few rules remain consistent with a firm's core values and long-term goal. Others change regularly -- what Harnish calls the Top 5 and Top 1 of 5. *Data: Key metrics should be measured over time (Smart Numbers); short-term metrics provide a tighter focus on an aspect of the business (Critical Numbers). *Rhythm: A well-organized set of meetings keep everyone aligned and accountable. In addition to case studies, a bonus chapter co-authored by Rich Russakoff reveals winning tactics to get banks in competition to finance your business venture. MASTERING THE ROCKEFELLER HABITS provides necessary tools for making strategically smart decisions and for keeping everyone aligned and accountable to those decisions.

Scaling Up

How a Few Companies Make It... and Why the Rest Don't

Author: Verne Harnish

Publisher: Select Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9780986019524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8869

Offers techniques for growing a business into a dominant industry force, focusing on four important decision areas that are fundamental to successful company growth.

The Metronome Effect

The Journey To Predictable Profit

Author: Shannon Byrne Susko

Publisher: Advantage Media Group

ISBN: 159932461X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 5180

The Metronome Effect will guide you on your journey to predictable profit. It will ensure the habituation that excellence is derived from is engrained in your organization. Every leader is empowered to set their metric beat to make sure the company is doing everything it needs to do to grow their profit. This book draws on the wisdom of some of the best business minds of our time, as well as the author’s own experiences as a serial entrepreneur, to create a methodology that shows you a practical step-by-step process; how to rhythmically integrate all the crucial parts of your business. Every leader has a metronome—find yours and discover the path to predictable profit. Shannon Byrne Susko has more than twenty years of experience building and leading high-growth technology companies in the financial services industry. She co-founded, served as Chief Executive Officer, and led the sale of two companies in less than six years: Subserveo, Inc. and Paradata Systems Inc. She was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 in 2000, and was awarded the Sarah Kirke Award for Canada’s Leading Women Entrepreneurs in 2006. She currently serves as a corporate director, as well as a leadership coach, helping CEOs and top executives in a variety of industries keep their companies on the path to growth and predictable profit. www.metronome-effect.com “The perfect ‘execution’ book to complement Scaling Up.” Verne Harnish Founder, Gazelles & EO; Author, Scaling Up (Fall 2014), Greatest Business Decisions of All Time, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits “Shannon is a first rate Entrepreneur, Chief Executive, and Business Coach. Through observation of her in each role, directly and through the experience of others working closely with Shannon, the credibility she brings to The Journey to Predictable Profit in a huge asset to fellow Entrepreneurs and Business leaders. Enjoy this book and apply the lessons within.” Keith Cupp President, Gazelles International Coaching Association “An excellent, simple, and proven system to reach strategic clarity and grow your business.” Kaihan Krippendorff Author, Outthink the Competition; CEO, Outthinker

Strategy Execution

Passion & Profit

Author: Michael Jessen Holm

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK

ISBN: 9788763002004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 2699

The literature on strategy in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is fairly limited despite their great innovative talents. This book provides the reader with a thorough insight into six companies and their prerequisites for creating growth. Strategy Execution focuses on a varied picture of Scandinavian SMEs, and illustrates how this group of companies can contribute with new ways of managerial thinking and progress in the business community. It presents the best practice framework for strategic management.

Management Techniques

A Practical Guide

Author: John Argenti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351258621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 9377

This book, first published in 1969, is in two parts, the text and the glossary. The glossary entries include a description to give an idea of what each technique is, what it is for, who can use it, and the practical results one can expect from it. The text contains the key to the use of all the techniques in the glossary: it explains what management techniques are, and describes in detail how to introduce them into your job or your company.

Outthink the Competition

How a New Generation of Strategists Sees Options Others Ignore

Author: Kaihan Krippendorff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118105087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 651

Identifying characteristics that enable effective corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to recognize opportunities, a professional guide reveals a paradigm shift in the business world and counsels readers on how to develop specific mental practices for breaking free of outdated routines and staying ahead of the competition.

Traction

Get a Grip on Your Business

Author: Gino Wickman

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781936661824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 326

Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical. Based on years of real-world implementation in more than 100 companies, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. In Traction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too. For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply Traction to your business, check out its companion book, Get A Grip.

The Way of Innovation

Master the Five Elements of Change to Reinvent Your Products, Services, and Organization

Author: Kaihan Krippendorff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440514488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1828

Inside The Way of Innovation, corporate strategist Kaihan Krippendorff explains how you can adapt and thrive by recognizing, understanding, and utilizing the ancient Asian approach to innovation. He illustrates how companies like Microsoft and Nokia use this powerful wisdom, and how you too can pass through the five stages of innovation: Metal (Admit you are stuck) Water (Conceive new winning options) Wood (Assemble your resources) Fire (Break out your innovation) Earth (Make it sustainable) With this book, you have the ancient strategies you need to lead the way to a more productive - and profitable - future.

Business Execution for RESULTS

A practical guide for leaders of small to mid-sized firms

Author: Stephen Lynch

Publisher: STEBIAN.com

ISBN: 0989064808

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 1264

Ready for Better Business RESULTS?In this practical guide for small to mid-sized companies, Stephen Lynch takes you through the proven strategic planning and business execution processes you need to drive better business RESULTS. This is not just theory. Stephen works in the trenches. As Chief Operating Officer of RESULTS.com - the Business Execution Experts - he knows what it's like to run and grow a business. Business Execution for RESULTS sets out a framework that utilizes best-of-breed concepts and tools. It's a process that thousands of RESULTS.com clients all around the world use to get RESULTS. RESULTS.com's business model gives it a unique and privileged insight into what really works and what doesn't when creating and executing a winning strategy. To save you from spending several lifetimes trying to figure it out on your own, this book will show you:- Why it all starts with a big goal- The importance of strategy (and why Jim Collins was wrong)- How to analyze your industry the right way- How to choose your game and play that game to win- Why most companies get their SWOT analyses wrong- How to make your performance visible- How to really hold your people accountable In Business Execution for RESULTS, Stephen replicates the methodology he personally uses when he works with leadership teams of small and mid-sized firms globally. It incorporates the best of dozens of effective business practices modified to work together in a process that will help you get RESULTS.

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How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You

Author: Daniel Priestley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857086197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7403

Have you ever queued for a restaurant? Pre-ordered something months in advance? Fought for tickets that sell out in a day? Had a hairdresser with a six-month waiting list? There are people who don't chase clients, clients chase them. In a world of endless choices, why does this happen? In this book, entrepreneur and author Daniel Priestley explains why and, most importantly, how. This is a recipe for ensuring demand outstrips supply for your product or service, and you have scores of customers lining up to give you money

Dominando Los Habitos de Rockefeller (Mastering the Rockefeller Habits)

Que Debe Hacer Para Acrecentar El Valor de Su Empresa En Rapido Crecimiento

Author: Verne Harnish

Publisher: Gazelles Incorporated

ISBN: 9780976582335

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

View: 5883

What are the underlying handful of fundamentals that haven't changed for over a hundred years? From Harnish's famous Mastering a One Page Strategic Plan process that has been a best-selling article on the web to his concise outline of eight practical actions you can take to strengthen your culture, this book is a compilation of best practices adapted from some of the best-run firms on the planet. Included is an instructive chapter co-authored by Rich Russakoff, revealing winning tactics to get banks to finance your business. Lastly, there are case studies demonstrating the validity of Harnish's practical approaches. �Cu�les son las razones fundamentales que no han cambiado por m�s de cien a�os? Del famoso proceso de Harnish Dominando el Plan Estrat�gico de Una P�gina que ha sido �xito editorial en el internet para su conciso contorno de ocho acciones practicas que puedes tomar para fortalecer tu cultura; este libro es una recopilaci�n de las mejores pr�cticas adaptadas de algunas de las mejores empresas del planeta. Incluido esta un cap�tulo instructivo del coautor Rich Russakoff, revelando t�cticas ganadoras para que los bancos financien tu negocio. Finalmente, hay varios casos de estudios demostrando la validez de pr�cticas recomendadas por Harnish.

Competing On Internet Time

Lessons From Netscape and Its Battle With Microsoft

Author: David B. Yoffie,Michael A. Cusumano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684831120

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 7458

Competing on Internet time means competitive advantage can be won and lost overnight. In this penetrating analysis of strategy-making and product innovation in the dynamic markets of commercial cyberspace, bestselling Microsoft Secrets co-author Michael Cusumano and top competitive strategy expert David Yoffie draw vital lessons from Netscape, the first pure Internet company, and how it has employed the techniques of "judo strategy" in its pitched battle with Microsoft, the world's largest software producer. From on-site observation and more than 50 in-depth interviews at Netscape and other companies, Cusumano and Yoffie construct a blueprint meticulously detailing how the fastest-growing software company in history has competed on Internet time by moving rapidly to new products and markets, staying flexible, and exploiting leverage that uses the weight of its giant rival Microsoft against it. The main source of Netscape's leverage, they argue, has been its skill in designing products that run on multiple operating systems. Microsoft has responded with judo techniques in kind. Managers in every high-tech industry will discover a wealth of new ideas on how to create and scale-up a new company quickly; how to compete in fast-paced, unpredictable industries; and how to design products for rapidly evolving markets. The lessons that Cusumano and Yoffie derive from Netscape's contest with Microsoft go far beyond start-ups and Internet software. Small companies in any industry and powerful, established firms alike will welcome the principles the authors formulate from this David-and-Goliath-like struggle. Competing on Internet Time is essential and instructive reading for all managers, engineers, and entrepreneurs who want to succeed in ultra-fast-paced markets.

No Try Only Do

Building a Business on Purpose, Alignment, and Accountability

Author: Andy Bailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781599326832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 5650

Business is hard--but it doesn't have to be. You have realized that your business needs change--that's the first step. Andy Bailey knows entrepreneurs. Now the Founder of Petra Coach, Andy started his career as an entrepreneur himself, founding NationLink Wireless while still in college and growing it into an Inc. 500 corporation. After burning the candle at both ends for years, however, Andy realized that he was working "for" his job, not "on" his business. He began searching for ways to achieve his ultimate entrepreneurial dream and began implementing a specific methodology, based on the Rockefeller Habits. After years of strategic plans, systematized procedures and goal-setting, Andy successfully sold and exited NationLink in 2011. With the next chapter on the horizon, he realized that all of the lessons he learned and the business habits he had adopted to further his own career could be taught to organizations, entrepreneurs and business leaders to improve accountability, camaraderie, culture and results. Fast forward to the present day, and Andy now has logged more than 10,000 hours coaching CEOs, executives and leaders across the globe on these principles. No Try, Only Do is about how to avoid "the weak option," why entrepreneurs often fall back on it, and the lessons Andy learned via his own bloody experiences over the years. If you're a business owner or entrepreneur, there's no room for "try" in your vocabulary.

The Art of Profitability

Author: Adrian J. Slywotzky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780446597586

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 129

View: 1526

Describes the various patterns of business operation that lead to profitability through a series of conversations in which an expert on profits teaches a student.

Flip the Pyramid

How Any Organization Can Create a Workforce That Is Engaged, Aligned, Empowered and on Fire

Author: Greg Slamowitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983943297

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 7020

Micromanagement is a killer. Surveys indicate that 79% of workers believe that they have been micromanaged, with 71% reporting that it has interfered with their ability to perform their job. The impact: micromanagement keeps most organizations from attaining optimal success, or sometimes from achieving any success at all. Fortunately, you have the solution. Flip the Pyramid shows you how to supercharge the efficiency of your organization, creating a powerful tribal culture that not only engages, aligns and empowers the talents of every last employee, but ultimately transcends the company itself to fully engage your customers. Flip the Pyramid turns the traditional org chart on its head, showing how to fully engage the innovation and power in each individual to take your company to the top.

Ownership Thinking: How to End Entitlement and Create a Culture of Accountability, Purpose, and Profit

Author: Brad Hams

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071773460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3329

It’s an insidious disease that is crippling companies, destroying our economy, and crushing potential. It’s infecting the very roots of business performance, and it’s spreading fast. It isn’t the recession, market volatility, scandal, or greed. It’s entitlement. And it may be killing your business. In myriad ways, entitlement has been cultivated for decades. As a result, too many employees today believe that they are entitled to a paycheck simply because they show up. Brad Hams has proven that we are not doomed to a path of entitlement and dependence. After more than 15 years working with hundreds of companies, he knows that the vast majority of employees addicted to entitlement actually want to engage, want to contribute, and feel much better about themselves when they are in an environment that requires them to do so. Now, with Ownership Thinking, Hams shares his strategy that will increase your company’s productivity, employee retention, and profitability: The Right Education: Teach employees the fundamentals of business and finance, how their company makes money, and how they add—or take away—value. The Right Measures: Identify the organization’s Key Performance Indicators and teach employees to forecast results in an environment of high visibility and accountability. The Right Incentives: Create incentive plans that are self-funding and clearly align employees’ behavior to the organization’s business and financial objectives. Your employees will learn to think and act like owners and will become active participants in the financial performance of the business. They will gain the self-esteem that is only possible through achievement and will reap rewards that are in alignment with the success of their organization. Meanwhile, you will enjoy your role more, sleep better at night, and leave a legacy that is far more inspiring and significant than you dreamed possible. Praise for Ownership Thinking “You would have to read a dozen other books to even come close to Ownership Thinking—a systematic and practical process for getting your employees to give that extra effort and brain power we know they possess.” —Verne Harnish, CEO, Gazelles; author, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits “Brad Hams tells it like it truly is: transparency creates trust; trust creates engagement; engagement creates a healthy enterprise. This thoughtful and practical book shows you how to achieve all of these things and more.” —Chip Conley, founder and executive chair, Joie de Vivre; author, Peak “Comprehensive and marvelously clear, Ownership Thinking’s techniques for creating change are focused, direct, and motivating. This is a wise book, unusually useful, and I recommend it most highly.” —Judith M. Bardwick, Ph.D., author, Danger in the Comfort Zone and The Psychological Recession “Brad Hams is one of the most persuasive and creative thinkers I know. His book is a specific guide you can (and should) implement now.” —Corey Rosen, founder, National Center for Employee Ownership “Hams is masterful at outlining the engagement practices that inspire people to care and to be deeply vested in business results.” —Jim Haudan, CEO, Root Learning; author, The Art of Engagement “Hams’ book is like a candid conversation with a wise friend. . . . A ‘must read’ for any business leader wanting to create a culture of ownership.” —Dean Schroeder, author, Ideas Are Free

Personal Brilliance

Mastering the Everyday Habits That Create a Lifetime of Success

Author: Jim Canterucci

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 9780814428870

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 7910

A book that shows how anyone can create and enjoy spectacular success!

Take That Leap

Risking It All For What REALLY Matters

Author: Nigel J Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781775153306

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 8012

Nigel shows us it is possible to shape our lives to take care of what really matters most to us, no matter what our upbringing may have been. Follow his adventures as a young man as he makes tough choices and takes actions that transform him from a dyslexic high school graduate into a successful global entrepreneur, father and philanthropist.