"If you truly want to make a significant change in your business and personal life, then you need this book."
SIMON HAZELDINE, bestselling author of Neuro–Sell: How Neuroscience Can Power Your Sales Success
THE PLANNER THAT WORKS: DEVELOP YOUR BUSINESS AND PERSONAL GOALS THEN ACHIEVE THEM.
The Check–in Strategy Journal will help you take control and ownership of your business and personal life performance. It is your guide, a compass to manage your time and activities. The busier you are, the more you need a tool to keep you in–check and on–track.
Unlike other journals, all the tools, techniques and exercises have been proven to help grow business significantly. The authors introduce tools they use in their own businesses and with clients from Fortune 500 blue chips (Barclays, Virgin, Google Partners, Vistage, Academy of Chief Executives, Warwick and Cranfield Business Schools) to high–growth, independently–owned organisations to not–for–profit organisations.
In Part One you will be guided though a series of strategic exercises to create goals and targets for the coming year. Part Two helps you to achieve these through daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly monitoring and accountability.
Define your vision, your way. Plan your business and personal goals. Now work through the plan. The Check–in Strategy Journal will help you create clarity and focus for all aspects of your business and personal life.
Part 1: Planning 9
Mindset: The one thing that determines everything else 13
Wheel of Life exercise: The big picture for business and personal growth 14
Business Planning 16
A sense of logic: Working through the plan in a specific order 16
Working from the big picture down 16
A big BUT 16
Time for some definitions 16
Strategy: The first building block of the plan 17
The Business Audit: Evaluating current performance 18
FiMO–PC exercise: Measuring performance to date 20
The Three–by–Three Strategy Matrix exercise: Three–year goals 22
The Cascade exercise: Mapping the journey from vision to KPIs 24
The Wallpaper exercise: Mapping out the journey ahead 30
The Annual Business Plan 34
Personal Planning 36
Probably Your Best Year Yet exercise: Identifying your roles and goals 37
The Annual Personal Plan 41
Part 2: The Journal 43
Using the Journal section 44
Quarter 1 45
Quarter 2 105
Quarter 3 165
Quarter 4 225
Annual Review 284
Part 3: Additional Material and Resources 289
Finance machine 291
Marketing machine 292
Operations machine 293
People and Culture machine 294
A dashboard for the journey 295
Bibliography and Further Reading 298
Is This the End? 299
About the companion website 299
About the Authors 300
The Directors Centre 302