Predictable Results In Unpredictable Times - Stephen R. Covey, Bob Whitman and Breck England
If there is one thing that is certain in business, it is uncertainty; still, some companies perform reliably and with excellence in spite of changing circumstances. Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times is about four essentials for getting great performance in good times and bad; in other words, what you need in order to win in any environment.
These essentials are:
- Excellent Execution - Winning companies have simple goals with clear targets and strong follow-through. All team members know what to do about the goals and they execute precisely.
- High Trust Levels with all stakeholders – Low trust slows you down and raises your costs especially in times of turmoil. But when trust levels rise, everything speeds up and costs go down.
- Achieving more with less – In tough times, everyone tries to do more with less, but the real question is more of what? Winning companies focus on giving more value not just cutting back.
- Transforming fear into engagement – unpredictable times create anxieties that distract you just when you need total focus. Winning organizations entrust people with a mission and strategy they can believe in, channeling their anxiety into results. These principles can help companies win regardless of the turbulence of the ride or the stock of overwhelming change.
Is there a way you can apply these lessons to your personal life to achieve the same predictable results? Find out in my latest article, Predicting Your Results In Unpredictable Circumstances.