Play long term games with long term people.
Win the collisions and you win the game
First recognise the type of Game you are playing and the type of problem you are solving. To win the game in the long run you need to balance:
- Problems vs Solutions
- People vs Projects
- Questions vs Answers
- Systems vs Goals
- Discipline vs Motivation
- Trust vs Distrust
- Principles vs Tactics
- Writing vs Reading
- Vulnerability vs Confidence
- North Stars vs Low Hanging Fruit
- Trends vs News
- Standard Process vs Sprints
Most businesses are much alike with departments, roles and workflows just the nomenclature that changes from industry to industry, company to company.
In a small business these departments and roles are often one person. Small business owners need to learn how to change state by changing their hat.
These are the executive hats that a small business owner must learn to wear.
|CEO||Decision making on vision and strategy|
|CQO||Provides expert advice related to the quality of service|
|COO||Operations, HR and workflow optimisation|
|CFO||Capital allocation, Reinvestment, Accounting practices, Legal|
|CMO||Sales and marketing|
|CTO||Chief technology officer|
Common department run by these executives are:
|Number||Departments||Ownership Role||Owner Name|
Each departments has several key business processes/workflows that need to be mastered with a clear owner responsible for documenting, following and then optimising that process.
|Process||Owner Role||Owner Name||KPI||Documented||Needs Work||Last Improved|
To master control of your business, master these workflows.
Start by choosing a department and one process to document, then follow the process to document the next process.
Master of Business Education
|Mini MBA App||YouTube|
|The Personal MBA|
There's nothing you can do that can't be done
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game