Goals, Communication & Measurement

How you can step up your leadership game & build a stronger team in the process

 

Business owners that want faster growth a competitive culture and a transparent organization should start with these 3 first:

  1. Goals
  2. Communication
  3. Measurement

A team functions better if everyone has a clear understanding of the goals. Having goals for your team allows you to focus on the "how". How are we now collectively working to achieve the larger company goal. And it really helps when meeting with team members, one on one.

Communication is easily overlooked and it should not be taken lightly. 

People remember what they are told. Over and over and over and over again. Repetition and having a scheduled communication calendar will help your team advance in many ways. Communication is easily overlooked and it should not be taken lightly. If you have the right team in place, sharing as much of your company as often as you can will always benefit you and achieving your goals.

Measuring progress along the way is also very important and your team wants it, whether you believe that or not. I have found that some of my clients focus on the end results, after it's too late to correct. I spend much more time talking about pacing. What are we doing today and tomorrow to get us to this month's goals, this quarter, this semi-year and annual goals. And yes, I break it down that much (even weekly in some cases). If you want make $120,000 next year and you haven't made $10k per month over the last 2 months; you need to consistently understand what it will take to make up that revenue or to reset the expectation. Meet with your team & professional accountability partner to continuously know where your numbers stand and if you're going to hit your goals or not.

Over communicate your goals to your team and consistently measure and report progress. You'll find that most teams just need a few simple, consistent things in their day to continue bringing great value to your organization. If those few things are not identified, you could find yourself wasting a lot of money due to low productivity. Stop checking your emails every 10 minutes and start working on the business. Dedicate time to meeting with key team members and take a fresh approach to your team, goals, communications and review what needs to be better measured.

Goals, Communication & Measurement

How you can step up your leadership game & build a stronger team in the process

 

Business owners that want faster growth a competitive culture and a transparent organization should start with these 3 first:

  1. Goals
  2. Communication
  3. Measurement

A team functions better if everyone has a clear understanding of the goals. Having goals for your team allows you to focus on the "how". How are we now collectively working to achieve the larger company goal. And it really helps when meeting with team members, one on one.

Communication is easily overlooked and it should not be taken lightly. 

People remember what they are told. Over and over and over and over again. Repetition and having a scheduled communication calendar will help your team advance in many ways. Communication is easily overlooked and it should not be taken lightly. If you have the right team in place, sharing as much of your company as often as you can will always benefit you and achieving your goals.

Measuring progress along the way is also very important and your team wants it, whether you believe that or not. I have found that some of my clients focus on the end results, after it's too late to correct. I spend much more time talking about pacing. What are we doing today and tomorrow to get us to this month's goals, this quarter, this semi-year and annual goals. And yes, I break it down that much (even weekly in some cases). If you want make $120,000 next year and you haven't made $10k per month over the last 2 months; you need to consistently understand what it will take to make up that revenue or to reset the expectation. Meet with your team & professional accountability partner to continuously know where your numbers stand and if you're going to hit your goals or not.

Over communicate your goals to your team and consistently measure and report progress. You'll find that most teams just need a few simple, consistent things in their day to continue bringing great value to your organization. If those few things are not identified, you could find yourself wasting a lot of money due to low productivity. Stop checking your emails every 10 minutes and start working on the business. Dedicate time to meeting with key team members and take a fresh approach to your team, goals, communications and review what needs to be better measured.