Being able to finish strong starts with being organized. If you don’t have an ordered way to do things, things might not happen.
Here is a checklist to help you shape up for the task at hand—finishing strong!
- Create a to-do list.
- Clean up your email in box
- Keep your team small and empower them.
- Clarify and adjust (if need be) your year-end goals.
- Put your sales team to work.
- Keep your eyes on the prize.
A list of what needs to happen is a powerful tool. It becomes a key touchstone of what needs to be done. Creating a list causes you to determine what needs to be done and, really, drives goal setting.
Cleaning up your email in box will give you room for new correspondence and weed out old stuff that really should have either been addressed already or needs to go. And it will cause you (and your team) to focus on the task at hand.
While, ideally, everyone in the company should play a role in this year-end push, that might be possible because of the sheer number of bodies involved. Consider, if your company is large, having a hand-picked team to lead the charge. Give each member an assignment and allow them to push back. By empowering them you give them the opportunity to help shape the goals and to actually reach them.
Goals and objectives should be flexible. As you move forward you are going to learn things that will cause you to adjust the goal to reality—and, thereby, make it actually attainable.
The sales team plays a big role in this process—put them to work. They can describe the landscape outside the company to your internal team and also tell you weak spots both in the external markets as well as your internal processes. They are some of the few people who work for your company who have this perspective.
And, always, keep your eyes on the prize—remember why you are doing all of this. It is about the health and future of the company.
For more information about how to finish the year strong, please reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you.
The New Paradigm Advisors team