The Pre and Post-Mortem
Think of these as your warm-up and cool-down exercises. Post-mortems are a great way to review how well you have met your objectives, and how to better respond to similar situations in the future. With pre-mortems, on the other hand, your goal is to improve the chances of success by pre-empting problems before they arise.
The Strategy Stress Test
Your business strategy is the heart of your company, so let’s make sure it’s in good shape. The Strategy Stress Test is like a cardiovascular workout to ensure that your business has the stamina to go the distance. Use this series of 10 hard-hitting questions to find out how far your strategy can take you.
Planning your financial goals is not unlike setting fitness goals for yourself. Telling yourself “I want to lose weight” doesn’t provide any specifics to work towards. Instead, make sure that your business financial goals are crystal clear — Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-limited.
The Talent Matrix
When your employees are doing the heavy lifting in your company, you want them to be strong. To build human capital muscle, you first need to ensure that you have the right people in the right role. The nine-box model in the toolkit is a handy way to assess the state of your talent resources.
Leading and Learning
As a business owner, your fitness is intrinsically tied to the company’s. Adopt stretching exercises, like these self-development goals, to ramp up your fitness and flexibility as a business leader.