A proven system for creating a clear and compelling business growth plan
There are 15 million businesses in the United States, and 13 million of them don't utilize a planning process. Yet having a planning process is the most reliable predictor of whether a business will grow.
The One Hour Plan for Growth provides a proven system for any business to create a clear and compelling business growth plan that fits on a single sheet of paper in about one hour. This book is a quick read, and you and your people stay energized and focused on your top priorities.
Covers the six essential elements of the dynamic business growth plan: Vision, Mission, Values, Objectives, Strategies, and Priorities
Previously the top-rated speaker for Stephen Covey's organization, the author is now a successful speaker and consultant with some of the world's finest small and mid-sized companies
The book delivers a proven planning process that engages employees, develops leadership capacity, improves performance, and accelerates growth.
Table of Contents
I. Planning for Growth
- 1. The Shortcut
2. An Overview of the One Hour Plan
- 2.1. The Problems with Planning
- 2.2. The Three-Step Planning Process
- 2.3. You Have a Mountain to Climb
- 2.4. Engage Your Team in the Planning Process
- 2.5. The Six Elements and the Three Time Frames
- 2.6. Most Organizations Don't Have a Planning Process
- 2.7. Case Study: Jack Stack Barbecue–Using a Growth Plan to Take a Business to the Next Level
II. Where Do You Want to Go?
- 3.1. Wilson Auctioneers
- 3.2. Why Create a Vision?
- 3.3. How to Write a Vision Statement
- 3.4. Examples of Vision Statements
- 3.5. Case Study: Jack Stack Barbecue Vision–The Big Goal that Inspires Our Team
- 3.6. The Best Visions Are Measurable
- 3.7. Three Criteria for an Effective Vision Statement
- 3.8. The Man on the Moon
- 3.9. People May Think You're Crazy
4. The Customer-Centered Mission Statement
- 4.1. Henry Ford—A Man with a Mission
- 4.2. Why Create a Mission Statement?
- 4.3. Examples of Mission Statements
- 4.4. Case Study: Jack Stack Barbecue–The Customer-Centered Mission
- 4.5. Does Your Mission Fit on a T-Shirt?
- 4.6. Every Organization Has a Mission Statement
- 4.7. Creating Memories that Last a Lifetime
- 4.8. Integrating Your Belief System and Your Business
- 4.9. Checkdate Solutions–The Guiding Principle
- 5.1. Values Drive Performance and Results
- 5.2. Why Define Your Values?
- 5.3. Examples of How to Write and Display Values
- 5.4. Case Study: Jack Stack Values–Defining the Standards that Help Our Team Enjoy Working Together
- 5.5. Values Come to Life through the Stories We Tell
- 5.6. The Value of Accountability–Put a Dollar in the "I CAN"
- 5.7. The Value of Commitment–Toyota's Reputation
- 5.8. The Value of Compassion–Real Life at Silver Dollar City
- 5.9. The Value of Creativity–Developing the Talent that Surrounds You
- 5.10. The Value of Discipline–Fruitful Discipline
- 5.11. The Value of Empowerment–The Life of Manny! or Sharing the Glory
- 5.12. The Value of Excellence–And Beyond
- 5.13. The Value of Fairness–Corruption in Russia
- 5.14. The Value of Being Friendly–The Security Guard with an Attitude
- 5.15. The Value of Fun–Those Crazy Cows
- 5.16. The Value of Generosity–Eager to Give
- 5.17. The Value of the Golden Rule–A Judge and a Hero
- 5.18. The Value of Gratitude–How to Elevate the Human Spirit
- 5.19. The Value of Honesty–Dog Food Deception
- 5.20. The Value of Humility–Executive Retention
- 5.21. The Value of Integrity–It's Always Worth the Price
- 5.22. The Value of Life/Work Balance–Enjoy a Day of Rest
- 5.23. The Value of Loyalty–Loyal Employers Are Hard to Find
- 5.24. The Value of Passion–A Value at Any Price
- 5.25. The Value of Positive Attitude–Attitude Makes a Difference
- 5.26. The Value of Respect–Values Can Be Learned
- 5.27. The Value of Responsibility–An Expensive High
- 5.28. The Value Service–A Boy Scout Tradition
- 5.29. The Value of Teamwork–Moments of Truth
- 6. Objectives
- 3. Vision
- III. Where Are You Now?
IV. How Will You Get from Here to There?
- 8.1. Serving the Customer Is Always a Winning Strategy
- 8.2. Why Write Strategies?
- 8.3. Write Your Human Resources Strategy
- 8.4. Write Your Physical Resources Strategy
- 8.5. Write Your Financial Resources Strategy
- 8.6. Write Your Innovation Strategy
- 8.7. Write Your Marketing and Sales Strategy
- 8.8. Write Your Productivity/Delivery Strategy
- 8.9. Write Your Profit Requirements Strategy
- 8.10. Write Your Social Responsibility Strategy
- 8.11. Case Study: Jack Stack Barbecue—Strategies: The Major Categories of Work to Be Done
- 8.12. Ideas in Each of the Eight Strategic Categories to Help You Grow a More Productive and Profitable Business
- 9.1. The Power of Priorities
- 9.2. Why Write Priorities?
- 9.3. How to Write Priorities
- 9.4. Case Study: Jack Stack Barbecue Priorities—Who Will Do What by When?
- 9.5. The Key to More Effective Time Management
- 9.6. What Happens When We Don't Prioritize?
- 9.7. How Do You Keep Your Mojo Working?
- 10. Action Plans
- 8. Strategies
V. Engaging Your Team
- 11. What's Next?
- A1. Organizational Health Assessment
- A2. How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis
- About the Author
- Additional Planning Resources
- Title: The One Hour Plan for Growth: How a Single Sheet of Paper Can Take Your Business to The Next Level
- Release date: November 2010
- Publisher(s): Wiley
- ISBN: 9780470880968