This book provides readers with clear and concise answers on what it takes to make their business a success. It goes beyond the traditional bookkeeping activity of measuring past performance, putting a couple of ads in the paper and hoping things will work out. It takes the guesswork out of running a business and shows readers how to create a clear and unimpeded path forward to making their plans a reality. In purchasing this book readers can also download useful software valued at over $500. Supported with testimonials from leading business owners and entrepreneurs such as Dick Smith, Bob Carr and many others, Business Bullseye is divided into three sections. The first deals with setting (and sticking to) goals and aspirations, then provides various tools for success, and finally presents case studies and business templates for readers to work with. By opening this book, readers will be lifted out of the mire and learn how to run their business in a more proactive and successful manner
At last, in this book, the great paradox of measurement is resolved. According to the authors' original -- and revealing -- research companies that manage by measurement outperform less disciplined competitors by an average three-year return on investment of 80 percent versus an average ROI of 45 percent. Yet few companies have put in place a disciplined approach for measuring the key nonfinancial, strategic performance areas that are so crucial to a firm's success. Bullseye! treats measurement as a key senior-management business issue. The authors explore the role of measurement in adding clarity and specificity to an organization's strategy, and in driving efforts to translate strategy into operational initiatives and business results. Organizational change and measurement experts William Schiemann and John Lingle have written the first book to provide a complete detailed blueprint for implementing a strategic measurement system. To resolve the measurement paradox, they have created as the centerpiece of Bullseye! a detailed case study that describes a four-phase process that will successfully transform any company into a measurement-managed organization. The four phases of this process are: defining a strategic business model, designing measures to support the model cascading the model and measures throughout the organization, and embedding the measures into the leadership processes of the organization. In eminently readable prose, the authors confront head-on the powerful forces that conspire to prevent a company from gaining the full value from its measurement system. In the process, Schiemann and Lingle have developed an integrative framework that covers all the major measurement areas: markets and customers, finance, people, operations, the environment, and suppliers. In fact, the authors go Beyond other published accounts of measurement systems by providing strategic tools to manage customer, community, environmental, and regulatory stakeholders along with suppliers, and adaptability -- the level at which a company learns and innovates. Focus and speed, they argue, are the essential competitive qualities. Following the guidelines recommended in this book, executives with responsibility for setting and implementing strategy should be able to make significant improvements in three months and major changes within a year. Bullseye! is must reading for all general managers at the corporate, division, and business-unit levels.
"The Bullseye Principle is a definitive, how-to guide to communicating, collaborating, and executing as a leader in the corporate arena. More specifically, it is self-contained tool box of essential communication techniques to help the reader master the most challenging and important business interactions every corporate leader will experience in their career, from the planning stages (blueprint) to the successful outcome (bullseye) of each. This book will introduce readers to the authors' award-winning, 3-step methodology relating to personal branding, leadership communication and executive presence that has been celebrated and utilized by Fortune 500 companies across the globe. The Bullseye Principle is a must-read for anyone wanting to become more influential as a leader and communicator"--
Get ready to go on a life-changing journey that will revolutionize the way you approach goal achievement forever. Blake Beattie's simple, fun, and interactive goal-achievement solution empowers you to use your individual values to define success, and then gives you effective strategies to reach your goals more quickly than you ever thought possible. In this book, you will discover how to formulate inspiring, realistic goals using Blake's leading POWERTIP achievement system, maintain momentum during difficult times, blast through obstacles and break free from habits that limit you, among others.
If you want to learn how marketing is done, this book is a start-to-finish guide for building a marketing plan. You'll see a highly-effective approach for creating your marketing strategy and growing your business in an ever-changing environment. Included are easy-to-follow instructions for the 6 steps you'll need to build a powerful marketing plan. 1. Identify the Problems to Solve 2. Answer Four Simple Questions 3. Define the Current Customer Journey 4. Design a Better Experience 5. Build a Minimally Viable Offering 6. Launch and Refine The authors show you how to use agile business techniques and rapid iteration to hit a bullseye with your organization's products or services. It's everything you need to know to jump-start your business.
Educators face huge challenges. Change requires immense effort from people committed to making a lasting difference in their communities. Marcia Page, Joan Nichols and Patti Waterbury have provided constructive insights for influencing student and school performance through focused leadership, real collaboration and persistent follow-up.
Imagine if you could be a fly on the wall as a family enterprise becomes one of the most successful companies in the world. The Target Story will help you understand and adopt the competitive strategies, workplace culture, and daily business practices that enabled the big box store to become the retail giant it is today. In an industry that has seen constant disruption over the last two decades, Target has experienced tremendous growth. Establishing a strong eCommerce business and cultivating a sought-after in-store experience has kept this iconic brand at the top of the retail game. From same-day fulfillment to brand partnerships, Target has successfully fought the domination of online marketplaces by thinking outside the big box. The growth, prosperity, and expansion strategies that can be gleaned from the history of the Target Corporation amounts to a masterclass in business. Yet, the Target story has never been adequately presented. Until now. Through the story of Target, you’ll learn: How to remain nimble in times of tremendous change. How to reinvent a six-decade-old iconic brand. How to know when to build it yourself or bring in the experts. When to change the entire way you do business. And much, much more.
Found cowering and covered in blood, Karina Guerrero's fourteen-year-old brother is accused of a crime that she's certain he didn't commit. Only one man can help Karina prove the boy's innocence. Private investigator Mason Sinclair knows firsthand what it's like to be framed. But the former cop, now committed to helping the falsely accused, is clearly uneasy being back in Albuquerque—and working with his former flame. Still, Karina can't help falling for the handsome P.I. as they hunt the real killer: a cold-blooded murderer with dangerous ties to them both.