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The One Hour Plan For Growth: How a Single Sheet of Paper Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

The One Hour Plan For Growth: How a Single Sheet of Paper Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

Joe Calhoon

ISBN: 978-0-470-90639-2

Oct 2010

208 pages

$14.99

Description

A proven system for creating a clear and compelling business growth plan

There are 15 million businesses in the United States, and 13 million of them don't utilize a planning process. Yet having a planning process is the most reliable predictor of whether a business will grow.

The One Hour Plan for Growth provides a proven system for any business to create a clear and compelling business growth plan that fits on a single sheet of paper in about one hour. This book is a quick read, and you and your people stay energized and focused on your top priorities.

  • Covers the six essential elements of the dynamic business growth plan: Vision, Mission, Values, Objectives, Strategies, and Priorities
  • Previously the top-rated speaker for Stephen Covey's organization, the author is now a successful speaker and consultant with some of the world's finest small and mid-sized companies
The book delivers a proven planning process that engages employees, develops leadership capacity, improves performance, and accelerates growth.
Dedication and Acknowledgements.

Foreword (Stephen R. Covey).

Introduction Live a Great Life and Grow a Great Business.

Part 1 Planning for Growth.

Chapter 1: The Shortcut.

Chapter 2: An Overview of The One Hour Plan.

Part 2 Where Do You Want to Go? Step 1: Write Down the Long-Term Aspirations. That Drive You and Your Team (25 minutes total).

Chapter 3: Vision – What big goal will inspire you and your team? (6 minutes).

Chapter 4: Mission for Others – What contribution do you make to your customers lives? (6 minutes).

Chapter 5: Values – What standards will help your team enjoy working together? (6 minutes).

Chapter 6: Objectives – How will you measure success? (7 minutes).

Part 3 Where are You Now? – Step 2: Write Down the brutal realities facing your team (10 minutes total).

Chapter 7: Facing the Brutal Realities – What are the big issues that must be addressed?  (10 minutes).

Part 4 How Will You Get From Here to There? – Step 3: Write Down the Key Steps (25 minutes total).

Chapter 8: Strategies – What are the major categories of work to be done? (15 minutes).

Chapter 9: Priorities – Who will do what by when? (10 minutes).

Chapter 10: Action Plans – Putting it on the calendar and getting it done.

Part 5.

Chapter 11: What's Next? How to Create and Execute a Team Plan For Years to Come.

Appendix 1 Organizational Health Assessment.

Appendix 2 SWOT Analysis.

Endnotes.

About the Author.

Additional Planning Resources.