Ways to Increase Your Execu1on (and Career) Velocity 4
The formula for achieving goals is straigh;orward: apply team, 1me and budget to the specific work needed to reach the right results
Very successful people achieve goals faster and with fewer resources than peers. Execu-on velocity is high, which raises their career velocity.
Produc1vity means doing more every minute. Velocity means achieving more.
ve loc i ty noun
The speed of something in a given direc3on
When resources and capacity are focused on achieving goals, it takes less to get from point A to point B; great business and career results follow.
Capacity and resources are always constrained, so aligning and concentra1ng on goals are crucial. Sustained alignment is hard, but losing a day a week is a 20% capacity hit!
Without clear goals, transparency and goal-focused people, even awesome teams move the wrong mountain.
Increase your velocity to goal when you: Know your Point B Know your Point A Align your Capacity Make transparency the rule
1. Know your point B Do the hard work of defining what and where success is. Define what you want to achieve, why it maVers and how you will measure success.
Make Point B completely clear so people make beVer decisions and contribu1ons every day. BeVer yet, they'll all work in the same direc1on and know how they add value!
2. Know your point A Point B the goal shouldnt move much. But your Point A or current state change constantly. To define the ac1ons and investments necessary to move from Point A to goal, be rigorous about opera1onal transparency.
Set your transparency threshold by the cost of 1me if losing five days will undermine goal achievement, then its too long to wait for execu1on facts.
Decision velocity maVers, too. Real-1me transparency maximizes your ability to recover quickly. Tell your team that you value facts (even when theyre not happy facts) and why they are essen1al.
3. Concentrate Resources on Goal Achievement Your velocity to goal is a func1on of how much fric1on and distrac1on there is on your path from point A to B.
Make sure your full capacity is laser focused
on goal achievement.
Hold yourself and the team accountable for where 1me and effort are spent these are your most valued assets.
Deciding what not to work on is hard but necessary; use team mee1ngs to rule out distrac1ons and lower priority work so goals are achieved.
4. Make Transparency a Constant When goals and current facts are opaque, the teams capacity goes everywhere except goal achievement.
They dont know where theyre headed or what status is now.
But dont let repor1ng progress compete with making progress. Business velocity automa1on tools link goals and ac1ons and automate transparency on progress from point A to B.
Its not more work, its just more achievement. Goal velocity = Career Velocity.
Raise your business velocity. Clarify goals, align teams, and execute quickly for stellar results.
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