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The One Hour Plan for Growth: How a Single Sheet of Paper Can Take Your Business to The Next Level by Joe Calhoon

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Foreword

Stephen R. Covey

Most businesspeople find themselves extremely busy, yet unproductive. It's easy to get caught up in day-to-day work, work really hard, and still miss the mark. Satisfied customers, engaged employees, and prosperous owners don't happen by chance. You must have a plan. So, why don't people plan? Maybe it seems too difficult or time-consuming.

That's the beauty of this book—it makes planning simple and fast. In an hour or so, you can create a draft of your Business Growth Plan, including your Vision, Mission, Values, Objectives, Strategies, and Priorities that fits on a single sheet of paper. An effective plan will not only improve the quality of life for all of your stakeholders, it will allow you to develop leaders throughout your organization. Most importantly, it will help you grow your business by better serving your customers, employees, and business owners.

I worked with Joe Calhoon for many years at Franklin Covey Company as we developed leaders around the world. Joe was one of our most requested consultants and highest rated keynote speakers. In the past decade since going out on his own, Joe has developed a methodology that helps business leaders plan more efficiently and effectively. The system has proven successful with hundreds of different businesses in dozens of industries.

Most businesspeople, including your competitors, don't take the time to plan well. It's a weakness for them—and an opportunity for you.

They are rightly concerned that a strategic ...

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