Work ‘on’ your business not just in it…

Work ‘on’ your business not just in it…

Writing and documenting your story can accelerate business transformation

When business is fast-moving many leaders are so immersed in the day-to-day of working on the business that it can be very difficult to step back and think about the bigger picture. Finding time to work ‘on’ your business, as opposed to ‘in’ your business is essential for every business owner, leader and manager.

Leaders of larger companies and organisations who already have leadership teams in place are able to do this, but what about the time-starved owner of a small or medium-sized business?

Working on your business stories is one way to step back from the operational duties and think about the bigger picture.

Stories about your previous, proposed or future strategies are a form of a business story and the process of thinking, writing and documenting can help us to get clarity and prepare for those important meetings and events where we must articulate how we are responding to business challenges.

Here are three questions to consider…

How did you plan, execute and communicate your previous strategies?

How are your current strategies are performing?

What are your future challenges and opportunities and what strategies will you need to face them?

Some tasks are easier to do with someone else…

If you need help getting started, or would appreciate the opportunity to talk in-depth about your challenges, then please contact me, Adrian Hargreaves for a chat. Confidentiality guaranteed.