Praise for The 1 Hour Plan For Growth
"We have used Joe′s system for the past five years in our business and it has helped us nearly double our sales. We have also developed more effective leaders, created more jobs, and served more satisfied customers. The One–Hour Plan for Growth provides a practical way for any team to grow a business."
Sid Miedema, CEO, Miedema Companies
"The One Hour Plan for Growth clarifies the most important difference between a professional and an amateur. The ′pro′ keeps score! Creating a business growth plan with measureable outcomes is one of the most important elements of business success. This approach makes that easy."
Richard M. Schulze, founder and Chairman, Best Buy
"This book will help you engage people′s best efforts at the deepest level their heart and soul."
Horst Schulze, Founding President, Ritz–Carlton Hotel Company and West Paces Hotel Group
"Our team started using this planning process in 2003. This approach is, without question, the simplest way for any business to develop a vision, mission, values, and strategic plan. The One Hour Plan for Growth removes the excuses now any business can confidently develop and execute their plan for growth and success."
Minaz Abji, Executive Vice President, Host Hotels & Resorts
"Joe Calhoon′s back–to–basics approach is energizing and effective. Whether your goal is to provide greater value for customers or boost your bottom line, this book shows how to harness the power within of words, ideas, values, assets, and relationships."
Stephen M. R. Covey, author of the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller The Speed of Trust
"Joe Calhoon makes complex things simple. Simple is good. Planning channels passion into performance."
Bob Buford, founder, Leadership Network, and author of Halftime and Beyond Halftime
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.