Well folks, it’s 2010. And that’s no joke. If you’re still trying to clean up 2009 and haven’t yet defined your needle movers, you’re quite likely already deciding to fail. So let’s talk about what needle movers are (for those of you who are new to this or need a refresh).
In case you’re new to tangible goal setting, “needle movers” are those two or three achievements that you (and your team) choose and pursue each month / quarter that will move your business forward from zero to 100 miles per hour (or from 10 to 40 mph, or 40 to 90 mph) — you get the picture. Distilling your business to its essence is key here. Needle movers keep you focused on the actions that drive RESULTS. These allow you and your team and your company to stay hyper-focused and move forward FAST!
Many people struggle with a lack of focus simply because they aren’t defining their needle movers (and reporting on these as well to create super accountability) and working only on those. It’s vital that everyone on your team identify the 3 activities to focus on RIGHT NOW, and that these are defined based upon your most important goals.
For instance, maybe to move your business forward you need to: generate more sales leads, close more sales, train up your team to be self-managed. These would become your three needle movers. It’s important to distill your needle movers to only 3 is because each of these will have plenty of sub-activities surrounding them, and this is a tool to keep you focused and rockin’ toward REAL success. So stick to three and GET YOUR NEEDLE MOVING!
Christine Comaford, Business Accelerator and CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author
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