Where’s your team playbook? Hmm?

Berkonomics

From experience and from information about the competition, a coach creates a playbook that contains detailed plans for actions or plays that the entire team must know without question and execute without pause in order to win games and advance toward the playoffs. You are the team coach.

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Does your team know your playbook?

Berkonomics

From experience and from information about the competition, a coach creates a playbook that contains detailed plans for actions or plays that the entire team must know without question and execute without pause in order to win games and advance toward the playoffs.

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Fractional CTO

SoCal CTO

Until then, they needed to prove key metrics and keep burn low. For existing team members, I enjoy rolling up my sleeves and spending time coaching and developing.

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From Call Center Agent To C-Suite Executive: How This Amazing Woman Did It

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Her positive attitude and willingness to take chances rapidly propelled her to the coveted and influential position of Coach. Several Zappos employees had mentioned "Coach" and the impact she has had on the corporation during our tour. Selfless Coaching.

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Turn “process” into “game.”

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here.] So think of ways to make each process into a game, one in which there is a defined metric or measure of the winner at the end of a cycle short enough to permit teaching, celebration, challenge, and motivation for the next time played.

Is management by walking around an outmoded fad?

Berkonomics

One of the CEOs I coach starts his day by walking the floor of his extended facility and checking in with managers and employees of the various departments, especially the call center.

How can I trust that my virtual employees are working?

Berkonomics

It takes trusting management, good metrics, and entrepreneurial employees. One more thing: supervisors need first–hand experience of working virtually in order to support, motivate and coach their teams.

You may burn your first professional manager.

Berkonomics

But most important of all, I warn the founder that s/he must be ready and able to let go, to delegate clearly, and to establish metrics for measuring the performance of the newly hired executive – but not to interfere with that person’s day to day management unless absolutely necessary.

10 Keys To Delivering Innovation As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

It starts with a vision, but benefits quickly from a structured process of idea generation, evaluation, prototyping, customer feedback, and success metrics. Training and coaching. Ongoing coaching from the top is essential to maintain the attitude and spirit.

5 Keys To Business Culture That Are Counter-Intuitive

Startup Professionals Musings

These authors present 20+ years of research, including case studies and metrics, showing how culture really makes or breaks your business. HR leaders are your culture coaches, and responsible for aligning managers and employees with the desired culture.

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Developing Leadership Skills: What You Need to Know

Startup Professionals Musings

by Erica Peitler, a well-known leadership performance coach. Use metrics to support judgment in decisions. Metrics should be seen as guides, helping to direct and support good behavior, but not absolute measurements of good or bad judgment and wisdom.

How Great Entrepreneurs Spell Continuous Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

It starts with a vision, but benefits quickly from a structured process of idea generation, evaluation, prototyping, customer feedback, and success metrics. Training and coaching.

The Loneliness of Success that Nobody Talks About

Both Sides of the Table

Every $10 million financing only puts more pressure on the founders to figure out how to hit the metrics to get to the next milestone and every company that raises $25 million puts a ton of pressure on their 10 competitors who haven’t. Advisors / Coaches / Mentors.

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10 Tips To New Venture Leaders To Never Stop Learning

Startup Professionals Musings

That means a priority on coaching and mentoring, as well as training and tools, before focusing on results metrics. You probably think that the fact that you have started your own business validates your leadership ability.

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10 Principles For Sustainable Innovation In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

It starts with a vision, but benefits quickly from a structured process of idea generation, evaluation, prototyping, customer feedback, and success metrics. Training and coaching. Ongoing coaching from the top is essential to maintain the attitude and spirit.

Entrepreneurs Need To Bridge The Knowing-Doing Gap

Startup Professionals Musings

by Erica Peitler, a well-known leadership performance coach. Use metrics to support judgment in decisions. Metrics should be seen as guides, helping to direct and support good behavior, but not absolute measurements of good or bad judgment and wisdom.

How To Tune Business Strategy For Long-Term Success

Startup Professionals Musings

For a successful launch and scalable growth, they need to establish many checkpoints, with metrics to assess their progress and alignment with the vision. That requires trust and respect from all, as well as constant coaching and development to keep them committed to following you.

Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

Both Sides of the Table

I hired a sales coach named Kai Krickle who helped me figure out how to close more deals. Kai taught me that the key metric to whether a sales process is going well is “engagement.” Why you should never have a data room?—?the

Why You’re Not Getting the Most out of Your Board

Both Sides of the Table

Get board members to help me with things they are uniquely positions to help with – mostly introductions, recruiting or coaching my team members. Schedule 1:1 calls 1 week before the meeting to walk each board member through the key issues / performance metrics in the business.

How To Put Fun And Satisfaction Back Into Your Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is not the solution per se , but it provides the key enablement, drivers, and support for the required flexibility, integration, communication, metrics, and affordability that are required in the workplace today. Coach for productivity, performance, and creativity.

Technology Roles in Startups

SoCal CTO

Some of the activities that are likely part of the mix where there might be need: Review and provide input on business plans Costs and time estimation Product prioritization Options analysis Systems analysis and design Technical risk analysis Technical research and evaluation Systems for accounting and reporting Metrics (see startup metrics ) Security Integration Scalability Social media integration plans (ex.

8 Initiatives To Make Your Customers Loyal Advocates

Startup Professionals Musings

It must be written down, with measurable team objectives, validated by metrics and compared against competition. Provide coaching and mentoring as well as training. If you can’t provide a memorable customer experience, your startup won’t survive very long these days.

5 Lessons For New Venture Founders From Great Chefs

Startup Professionals Musings

Any startup coach or business advisor will tell you that, on your way to being a great chef, you don't start your journey by inventing the ultimate entre.

10 Keys To Evolution From A Startup To An Enterprise

Startup Professionals Musings

Managing business growth is more than metrics. You can hire the best salespeople, have great products and define good metrics, but without decisive and innovative managers, the sales organization will not reach its full potential.

How Future-Proof is Your Company (and Your Career)?

Startup Professionals Musings

These authors, who both have extensive credentials as executive coaches with top tier business leaders around the world, detail six factors of change that every business needs to address today to keep ahead of the wave.

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

Both Sides of the Table

But the most important metric has been the deep and lasting relationships that have been built with startups and also between senior executives. Launchpad LA today announces it will accept applications for its third class of Los Angeles-based tech startups.

10 Steps To Scaling Your Startup Toward A Fortune 500

Startup Professionals Musings

Managing business growth is more than metrics. You can hire the best salespeople, have great products and define good metrics, but without decisive and innovative managers, the sales organization will not reach its full potential.

Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet

SoCal CTO

Any thoughts on my recent post Startup Metrics ? The Startup Metrics post is a good example of what I call “holocognics.” Startup Metrics discusses what a Startup needs to consider before “going live.”

8 Tips To Get the Most Out of Your Investors and Board

Both Sides of the Table

When we recommended that Rob get a CEO coach he not only embraced it but craved it and thanked us for suggesting it. By being so metrics driven we can have a lot more quantifiable and objective discussions at board meetings and at mid-point reviews. . Rob Bailey is the CEO of DataSift.

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10 Concrete Steps to Assure Business Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Training and coaching. Ongoing coaching from the top is essential to maintain the attitude and spirit. Once a new product is launched, a key metric is the ratio of new product sales to overall sales.

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9 Steps To Increasing Your Street Smarts In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

If you want to improve your strength in this area, or need to coach your team along these lines, I recommend the following steps: Approach every problem as a positive business opportunity. Establish metrics to assure solution and prevent recurrence.

8 Ways Startups Spend Resources Without Adding Value

Startup Professionals Musings

The last thing they can afford is to waste any of these, but in my mentoring and coaching activities, I see it happening all too often. Productive processes start with a plan, and end with metrics that measure value delivered.

Success In Any Business Is All About Accountability

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, the picture is a bit larger than this, as outlined in a new book “ Leading with GRIT ,” by Laurie Sudbrink, a well-known business leadership coach and speaker. Usually the real culprit is procrastination, lack of focus, or low productivity and lack of metrics.

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How Arivale Is Harnessing Genomics To Optimize Human Health and Wellness

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We'll talk more about that, but what we do is bring the data cloud to life through licensed professional coaches, who understand the incentives of behavior change, and meet participants where they are, through three or four occasional recommendations each month. The second thing, which is different from other companies, is we have translated that into bite-sized recommendations, and we give you a coach.

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7 Keys To Teaming With The Right Mentor For Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Provide the mentor with your relevant business metrics and data, if possible, before each meeting, to allow them to do prior homework as required. Most mentors don’t have the time to be your business coach to help you with generic skills.