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How would you score yourself on these questions?

CONTENTS:

1. Which of these do you depend on?

2. Can you answer "yes" to these basic rules to help you avoid business failure?

3. Have you developed your own objectives?

4. Are you struggling to develop your documentation?

1. Which of these do you depend on?

Whether your business is tiny or titanic...

If your business success depends on extraordinary people, you cannot duplicate it. Inevitably you will have problems if your results depend on specific extraordinary people.

To build a great business, you must rely on result- producing SYSTEMS, not on extraordinary people. Why? Because you can duplicate SYSTEMS, but not extraordinary people. Your business must be able to duplicate salable results. Otherwise, your business won't survive.

Duplication is Nature's Law of Survival.

Extraordinary people don't build great businesses because it's impossible to produce consistent results with extraordinary people. (Typically, when you create a team of "all-stars," you get mediocre results. Why? Your team members struggle to be the BIGGEST star.

Instead, they should use a proven, result-producing SYSTEM!

Ordinary people build great businesses. Ordinary people use a SYSTEM to produce extraordinary results... over and over. So, you must develop a SYSTEM to amplify ordinary skills into extraordinary results... Therefore ...

... Don't waste your time looking for the best widget maker. Instead, develop your widget making SYSTEM so ordinary people can use it to produce extraordinary widgets. Predictably. Affordably. ..

Don't look for the best accountant. Develop your accounting SYSTEM so anyone can use it. Predictably. Affordably. ..

Don't look for the best salesperson. Develop your sales SYSTEM so anyone can use it. Predictably. Affordably. ..

Got the idea?

2. Can you answer "yes" to these basic rules to help you avoid business failure?

___ Is our business a place of impeccable order?

___ Is all our work documented in Operations Manuals?

___ Have we documented our:

___ Organizational Structure?

___ Management Structure?

___ Accountabilities (strategic/tactical)?

___ Information Structure?

___ Does our business provide a uniformly predictable service to our customers?

___ Does our business operate so people with minimum applicable skill levels can operate it?

___ Does our business project a consistent image? Do we follow standards for color, facilities, and professional attire?

___ Have we expressed our organization's BIG IDEA in a powerful positioning statement?

___ Have we developed ways for everyone to have FUN?

___ Have we developed our BIG IDEA worth working for!

3. Have you developed your own objectives?

___ Have you written down your Personal Objectives?

___ Have you written down your Strategic Objectives to achieve your Personal Objectives

___ Have you written down your Tactical Objectives to achieve your Strategic Objectives?

4. Are you struggling to develop your documentation?

Are struggling to document one or more of the following?

___ Organizational Strategy?

___ Organization Chart?

___ Positions?

___ Accountabilities?

___ Action Plans?

If so, you may be thinking about getting help from a "writer." So, be sure to read "15 Expensive Mistakes Managers make when Hiring Writers."

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I hope these questions gave you some ideas for your business!

If you have questions or comments or want assistance, call or send me an email .

mh

Mike Hayden Principal/Consultant, Your partner in streamlining business.

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