BY LARRY NAULT, BKC President and Chief Strategist
In today's edition, entitled "BASEBALL & WINNING" we apply a few fundamentals from this great team sport to running a Kingdom Business.
Are you making Hits in your business or are you focused on Home Runs?
Home Runs are more exciting and usually attributable to success, but Hits are the formula for longstanding success. Look at the careers of baseball Hall of Fame inductees Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays.
How about the Kingdom Hall of Fame inductees: Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and David just to name a few (Hebrews 11).
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for." (Hebrews 11:1-2)
In Kingdom Business we keep score with our eye on Eternal ROI.
God delights in working for the good of those who love Him and who have been called according to His purpose (Rm. 8:28). That said, we must persevere, moving forward in faith not by sight. We were chosen to bear fruit that will last (Eternal ROI - winning the long game).
"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you." (John 15:16)
As we begin the third quarter of the year (3Q 2019) let's review some business basics for moving your company forward. First of all, keep in mind all of your decisions have eternal consequences leading to Eternal ROI.
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." (Matthew 6:33)
Business Hits vs. Home Runs
Too many times, when I start a client engagement, owners and their leadership team are looking for ways to hit a home run and neglecting what needs to happen to make hits. They’re focused on getting the big client/project, or dominating their market without focusing on the discipline of taking the right steps to get there, ending in disappointment and unattained goals.
As the ancient saying goes, “You have to go slow in order to go fast.”
Here are 3 disciplines that will keep you focused on hits so you can make home runs and have longstanding success in your business.
1. Accountability Chart
For discipline to happen, regardless of what long-term vision is set, I almost always start my clients with the Accountability Chart. If you don’t know what is expected of you in terms of your function, roles & responsibilities, how can you be held accountable to things that are not defined? Start with defining the right structure for your organization... for the greater good of the company regardless of who owns certain seats in your company right now.
Once the right structure is defined (function, roles & responsibilities), only then can you start working towards having the “Right People in the Right Seats”. After all, how can you know you have the right person if the seat isn’t defined? When your Accountability Chart is clear, then the next two things (Rocks, Level 10 Meetings) will be aligned accordingly.
Rocks are simply quarterly priorities. If you are not accomplishing your Rocks on a regular basis, you will never get to your vision or it will take a lot longer. You must align your Rocks towards your vision but if you don’t have the discipline to execute those Rocks, then you will continually spin your wheels... not moving towards your vision.
Rocks must be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, & Timely. Define a Rock in a way that you know what success or “done” looks like. How do you know you’ve achieved it?
3. Level 10 Meetings
Level 10 Meetings are regular meetings with your leadership team. It follows a specific 90 minute format that includes 3 main things: Reporting, Accountability, and Solving Issues.
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Hits = Hall of Fame
When you focus on these 3 disciplines, you and your team will create the Hits for your business that will result in Hall of Fame performance, creating theLasting Legacy God desires of you.
Ironically, there are 4 bases in baseball and we have 4 quarters in a year. If you’re constantly advancing through the bases (quarters for your company), you’re scoring runs and winning (hitting annual goals for your company). Occasionally, you’ll hit a Home Run and those are exciting surprises for your company! But it starts with Hits and these 3 disciplines.
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A special thanks to Dan Maranca at EOS for his insights on today's topic.
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