I want to bring to your attention ideas from elsewhere that I think are useful, without any filtering by me. Here’s the first, from Scott Belsky. He says: ‘In our careers and in our work, we can only get a few things right, so we need to choose what we focus on purposefully.’ – and I totally agree.
A good business strategy means that you, and the people around you, are really clear about what you're trying to achieve, and how you're going to reach your goals. And if you're trying to build value in your business, it's likely that your business strategy is designed to make your company more competitive, more fun to work in, with people around you that will inspire and support you.
For many people, ‘strategy’ is too big and complicated a concept. Here’s a simple way to think about it.
Find the focus of your business by asking yourself these five difficult questions.
If you have several products or services, and are unable to focus your strategy on the major opportunity that lies before you, ’empty your hand’.