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
Foreword (Stephen R. Covey).
Introduction Live a Great Life and Grow a Great Business.
Part 1 Planning for Growth.
Chapter 1: The Shortcut.
Chapter 2: An Overview of The One Hour Plan.
Part 2 Where Do You Want to Go? Step 1: Write Down the Long-Term Aspirations. That Drive You and Your Team (25 minutes total).
Chapter 3: Vision – What big goal will inspire you and your team? (6 minutes).
Chapter 4: Mission for Others – What contribution do you make to your customers lives? (6 minutes).
Chapter 5: Values – What standards will help your team enjoy working together? (6 minutes).
Chapter 6: Objectives – How will you measure success? (7 minutes).
Part 3 Where are You Now? – Step 2: Write Down the brutal realities facing your team (10 minutes total).
Chapter 7: Facing the Brutal Realities – What are the big issues that must be addressed? (10 minutes).
Part 4 How Will You Get From Here to There? – Step 3: Write Down the Key Steps (25 minutes total).
Chapter 8: Strategies – What are the major categories of work to be done? (15 minutes).
Chapter 9: Priorities – Who will do what by when? (10 minutes).
Chapter 10: Action Plans – Putting it on the calendar and getting it done.
Chapter 11: What's Next? How to Create and Execute a Team Plan For Years to Come.
Appendix 1 Organizational Health Assessment.
Appendix 2 SWOT Analysis.
About the Author.
Additional Planning Resources.