During the month of April my team and I will be scheduling time to review the first quarter of 2010. Our goal will be to reflect, adjust, and recommit to our overall life and business goals for the year. I think it is important for every professional and team to go through this process on a regular basis. It forces everyone to take time out of their busy schedule to consider how the past 90 days have gone in terms of overall execution of their plan and high-payoff activities for their business. This year we will be using a new quarterly review tool that I developed from the resources of my friends at Building Champions and a recent article from executive coach, Jerry Baker on measuring performance. Jerry's article convincingly lays out how performance slips when it is not measured properly. The article reminds us of four simple truths that leaders and teams must follow regarding performance:
1. Be Clear on Expectations 2. Set Stretch Goals 3. Measure Performance Religiously 4. Don't Be Afraid to Communicate Ranking
The tool I've created for this year is weighted evenly between a review of key benchmarks, production numbers, and goals as well as the behaviors that an individual needs to keep, start, and stop doing in order to have the highest probability of success in the months ahead.
If you are interested in using the quarterly review tool I've created, you can request a copy of the tool here. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how you plan to reflect, adjust, and recommit to your goals over the next 90 days.
Question: What do you need to keep doing, start doing, and stop doing over the next 90 days to increase your chances for success?
Make it a great day!