LEADERSHIP | ROCKEFELLER HABITS

The Single Greatest Predictor of Your Productivity

Why do I have a problem with productivity? OR How can I improve productivity in my company to achieve greater results? These are recent questions from several of my clients. And, in fact, I have been asking the same questions about my practice and me! So, I want to focus my introspection on how both…

ROCKEFELLER HABITS | STRATEGY

Is the Business Plan Dead? Do You Really Need One?

Recently I have experienced a wave of blogs, news articles, pundits, entrepreneurs and business executives saying that business plans are not necessary for smaller faster growing companies–a waste of time! They justify this viewpoint by pointing out that planning 1) takes too much time and resources, 2) costs too much, 3) has a small payoff,…

EXECUTION | ROCKEFELLER HABITS

3 Numbers All CEOs and Entrepreneurs Should Know

Your success is the sum total of all the decisions you make! To make good decisions, you need good data. That’s a given, right? But what data should you be looking at?Today, companies have an untold number of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to choose from. Our technology and data collection methods often give us too…

EXECUTION | ROCKEFELLER HABITS

Do You Know When to Say No?

NO. A simple word, but hard to say and act upon. Yet it is a key to our focus and ultimately to our success. Steve Jobs advised his many followers “Say no to a thousand things.” What are you saying “no” to? No, we don’t take clients like that. No, that’s not part of what…

EXECUTION | ROCKEFELLER HABITS

How Good is 99 Percent?

How many times have you heard the expression: “good enough for government work?” Often I am sure. Can it apply to your business or other activities? I know that is not your standard of excellence. Most of the time you strive for better than 90 percent perfection. Consider this: What if we strive for 99…

EXECUTION | ROCKEFELLER HABITS

Dilbert on Systems vs. Goals

Scott Adams, creator of the infamous cartoon character Dilbert, explores the difference between goals and systems in his new book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life.  Example: Losing 10 pounds is a goal – learning to eat right is a system.  And Adams contends that…