Baker Auction - October/November 2019

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THE POWER OF A STORY

HOWHENRY FORD INNOVATED HIS INDUSTRY HOW LOYALTY CAN BE YOUR ACHILLES’ HEEL AUDIOVISUAL PRESENTATION IS CRUCIAL!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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EXECUTION IS GREATER THAN STRATEGY

Execute Strategy and Kill Stagnancy 3 Tips for Every Business Leader “To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed ... Execution is worth millions.”

can be too energetic about execution. Make sure everyone involved in a plan knows their responsibilities. Confusion will torpedo any strategy faster than you can say, “Who was in charge of this?” The Harvard Business Review states, “Having the discipline to organize people, assemble resources, and then generate a plan that others can commit to will collectively improve execution.” We’re not saying you should micromanage your team, but you do need to be checking in on a regular basis to evaluate progress on your plan. Schedule monthly or quarterly meetings to go over the strategy. This is where you look for any changes that need to be made and refine the strategy. A smart strategy feels reassuring, but learning to execute a plan is the only way to make progress. The best business plan in the world is worthless if you never follow through. 3. Evaluate, Evaluate, Evaluate

–Steve Jobs

Anyone can take this advice to heart, whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Ideas are easy, but no one becomes successful because they had a great idea. Success comes from putting that idea into action. Being able to execute a plan is a skill every business leader needs. Here are three steps to help you improve your execution. Putting off action in favor of creating the perfect plan or strategy leads to stagnant business. Successful people know that plans take many shapes before they reach their final form. Don’t jump into something without a clear plan, but don’t be afraid to define your strategy as you go. 1. Ditch Perfection

2. Be Methodical

While you shouldn’t wait for the perfect plan, you shouldn’t be flying in blind, either. You

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