Even though the new quarter doesn't start until Wednesday, we are jumping into it with both feet. BTW - that is also the theme for July - Being Agile. Two quick reasons for this theme now. First is we are in new territory when it comes to the economy, social factors, government action and how it is affecting our ability to run a profitable business. The second is how it matches with our previous emphasis around building a "Lean Organization'. The difference is simple - Agile is a mindset that uses the principles of Lean to succeed in unstable times.
Being creative is not an effect, it is a cause based on how an owner runs their business. This show will cover how you build an agile operation that moves from reacting to events to creating the new reality.
What You Need to Know
Clarity of direction with the ability to adapt and change as the rate of success accelerates. Here are the 3 common characteristics of successful Agile businesses:
The issue with being creative instead of just or always being reactive happens in all three elements. An unimaginative strategy filled with bigger and better competitors cannot be achieved without an extensive time investment. Providing solutions that resemble everybody else leads to commoditizing of your offer and makes price the only distinguishing factor. If the first 2 statements are true and there are no resources left to accelerate growth, that's OK because there is no growth to accelerate.
What You Need to Do
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