It seems you’ve got all the talent, resources, and market potential in place, but there’s a huge missing piece… knowing exactly where you’re going, why, and how you’ll get there.
Who are you? What are you here to do? For whom and to what end or result?
If the answers to these three questions aren’t crystal clear, where will you and your team end up in six months? Twelve months? Three years?
Having a strategic, organizational purpose and being able to clearly articulate it is a cornerstone to the success of your team and business. Having a clear and powerful strategic purpose will:
- Connect you and your team to the real reason you’re in your business
- Help you focus on the most important vs. urgent issues
- Assist in identifying available opportunities that are covered by the status quo
- Provide a clear and consistent roadmap for your entire team
- Keep you and your team accountable for creating the results you want
- Bring about needed change from stagnation and complacency
- Help you eliminate poor performing areas of your business or market
- Develop better internal and external communication
- Create an effective framework for budget and short-range operating plans
- Gain a sense of security for your team that comes from better understanding the changing environment and your team’s ability to adapt
Our Strategic Purpose Model
Although many strategic “planning” processes can work, several key elements are typically left out. For any purpose, plan or initiative to have real value, engagement and implementation must take place.
We’ve developed a three-step process to support you and your team:
Create the Compass – this is where the core purpose and visioning work takes place. In order to move from where you are now to where you want to be, you need a clear and powerful compass to set your direction.
Develop Character – too many plans get put on the shelf only to gather dust. By establishing structures of accountability, integrity and well-being, you ensure that you and your team begin taking action on your purpose.
Enhance Collaboration – it’s easy for any team to have an all-star who can produce great results, but that’s a liability if that individual is unable to perform. Teams that engage teamwork, integrate functional areas of the business, and step up to cover for one another, consistently produce big results.
If you’re concerned about the direction, or lack of direction that your team is traveling, please invite me in for a conversation to see if our Strategic Purpose program is a fit for your team. Please visit Contact for phone and email information.