Issues are inherent in any business. So if you want to gain traction, you have to foster a company culture that identifies and solves issues as they arise.
Data is the handful of metrics that we rely on to indicate the present, identify potential issues, and predict the future. We should use the data to guide our discussions and decisions over assumptions, opinions, and emotions.
“Successful leaders surround themselves with great people,” as getting the Right People in the Right Roles is essential for growing your organization. These individuals will embody your core values, fit into the culture, and excel in positions to be effective and valuable for the company.
“Clarify your vision, and you will make better decisions” for your business, as Vision clearly defines where you are going and how you will get there. The Vision is documented in the Vision/Traction Organizer (VTO), which asks eight questions to “help your leadership team define, document, agree on, and share the company vision.”
In Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman, he details the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®), which is a complete tool kit to help teams improve and grow their companies. There are Six Key Components in EOS®, which are Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process, and Traction.
We make decisions everyday that have huge impacts. The Kepner Tregoe (KT) Decision Analysis provides a method to help us make critical decisions.