Miller’s Monday Morning Message

Andrew MillerMiller’s Monday Morning Message
presented by ACM Consulting Inc.

Andrew Miller on operational excellence, strategy, life balance and everything in between

Toronto – January 4, 2016

I recently delivered a teleconference on prioritization, but the main focus was finding your ONE priority. Many organizations struggle with prioritization because everything becomes a priority for them. They don’t make decisions about which initiatives or ideas are more important than others. In order to find your one priority, you need yo ask yourself two questions:

  1. What is your organization’s ideal future state?
  2. What is the fastest and most effective way to achieve that future state?

The responses to those questions informs the decisions that you make.

Once you have identified your one priority, everything your organization does should align with that one priority. As other initiatives or ideas come up, you then ask yourself another question:

Will these new initiatives help my organization achieve its ideal future state more rapidly or effectively?

If the answer is ‘Yes,” then you need to consider other factors and possibly identify your new one priority.

If ‘No,” then you should move on.

Identifying your one priority is about providing your organization with a laser focus on how to best achieve dramatic results. I’m guessing that is better than the way you currently operate, piling one priority on top of another.

Looking for more insights?
Are you a small or medium-sized business owner looking to accelerate growth and maximize profitability? Then you need to register for my free workshop on How to Accelerate Growth Through Operational Excellence.
Want to become more adept at Operational Excellence? Check out my new Operational Excellence program.
Check out my podcast series called Hockey Management, where I use hockey as an analogy for successful business results.
Prefer watching videos? The take a look at my short videos providing operational excellence tips.
Follow me on Twitter @AndrewMillerACM

To request an interview or more information, please contact:

 
Andrew Miller
416-480-1336
© Andrew Miller. All rights reserved. 2016.

Miller’s Monday Morning Message

Andrew MillerMiller’s Monday Morning Message
presented by ACM Consulting Inc.

Andrew Miller on operational excellence, strategy, life balance and everything in between

Toronto – December 28, 2015

If you want 2016 to be the best year ever for your organization, here are four essential things you need to do:

  1. Identify your ONE PRIORITY – Find the one priority that can most rapidly and effectively achieve your ideal future state.
  2. Implement OPERATIONAL TRANSPARENCY – Be clear and transparent about how the organization will make decisions and prioritize initiatives. Also, share as much relevant information as you can with customer and business partners to improve performance.
  3. Make the INTRINSIC EXTRINSIC – Identify your internal best practices and determine how to apply your success across the organization and figure out how to better manage internal knowledge.
  4. Demonstrate TOUCH POINT LEVERAGE. This could also be called the “King Midas effect” where everything you touch turns to gold. Every step in a process, every interaction with a customer, or every part of your manufacturing process should add value and leverage the previous “touch point.” You are enhancing at every touch point, not just assembling something.

2016 should be about raising the bar through operational excellence, not about restoring past performance.

What will will you do differently and how will you ensure you sustain momentum?

Looking for more insights?
Are you a small or medium-sized business owner looking to accelerate growth and maximize profitability? Then you need to register for my free workshop on How to Accelerate Growth Through Operational Excellence.
Want to become more adept at Operational Excellence? Check out my new Operational Excellence program.
Check out my podcast series called Hockey Management, where I use hockey as an analogy for successful business results.
Prefer watching videos? The take a look at my short videos providing operational excellence tips.
Follow me on Twitter @AndrewMillerACM

To request an interview or more information, please contact:

 
Andrew Miller
416-480-1336
© Andrew Miller. All rights reserved. 2015.

Teleconference on finding your one priority

I recently delivered a teleconference on finding your one priority. This concept could have the single biggest impact on your organization in 2016. If you don’t know your one priority, and you can’t articulate it both inside and outside the organization, then you will constantly be struggling to determine where time and money and resources will be best utilized.

This is one of the key components to operational excellence.

Here is the recording for those that are interested in taking a listen.