Guest Post by Brian Tracy
This post first appeared at BrianTracy.com
What is your vision for yourself and your business in the months and years ahead?
Imagine there are no boundaries in what you can accomplish with your organization and ask yourself these 7 questions about your business.
Most great leaders think of their work as their mission. They have an overarching vision of something greater and bigger that is beyond and outside of themselves.
7 Questions for Business Leaders
It is in difficult markets that the most successful, long lasting companies, invest more, not less in seven key practices. These principles for sustainable business success are presented here as questions that you must ask yourself:
1) Your Leadership
What results are expected of you, and what do your people need from you to contribute their full potential to your business?
2) Your Plan
What is your plan to generate greater sales and profitability, and how is it working? Could there be a better way?
3) Your Team
How do you attract and keep great people and inspire them to perform at their best in achieving business results?
4) Your Product
What are you great at building, who are your ideal customers, and what product or service qualities will attract more of them?
5) Your Marketing
What is your competitive advantage- that factor that makes your product or service superior to anything else available, and how do you convey this message to your potential customers?
6) Your Sales
What must your potential customers be convinced of so that they want to buy from you rather than your competitor?
7) Your Customer Experience
What do customers need and want, and what can you do to make them so happy that they buy from you again and eagerly tell their friends about your business?
Ask yourself these questions about your business. You should be able to answer them confidently. Great leaders, can determine the best course of action to achieve business success if the business is lacking.
Take Action: Now Build a Great Business!
Note from Bob: I hope you enjoyed Brian’s “Guest Post” on 7 questions for great leaders to achieve business success. This is Brian Tracy’s second “Guest Post” – his first was “Motivating Employees by Using Effective Listening Skills”
Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian’s goal is to help people achieve their personal and business goals faster and easier than they ever imagined.
Brian has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 55 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. For more information on Brian Tracy programs, go to: BrianTracy.com