Remember, no speed = inertia = death.So, what are you going to do about it?
- Quicker steps. Decide to move much faster. Create momentum; destroy inertia. Create an excitement and a buzz around what you do and how quickly you get things done. (Not just you but also in your business.)
- Bigger steps. Decide to move further when you do move with each step. Take bigger, more daring steps.
- Deal with the under-performing customers, the ones who don’t get how you work best. Try to fix them, and if you can’t fix them then sack them. But do it all now. Don’t wait.
- Deal with the under-performing products and services, the ones you never should have taken on. Try to fix them, and if you can’t fix them then sack them. But do it all now. Don’t wait.
- Deal with the under-performing suppliers, the ones who aren’t giving you the quality of product/service that you had expected. Try to fix them, and if you can’t fix them then sack them. But do it all now. Don’t wait.
- Deal with the under-performing staff. Try to fix them, and if you can’t fix them then sack them (ideally you do this legally). But do it all now. Don’t wait.
- Try stuff faster. And fail faster. And learn faster. And pick yourself up again faster.
- Employ people who move/decide/act quickly.
- Run a team that has at its heart the belief that it must move/decide/act quickly.
- Create space to design and develop clarity, direction and purpose so that you can move even faster.
- Mix with fast people, people who make things happen. People with experience.
- Create simple/fast/effective controls and systems in your business. Measures that are relevant. Dashboards that are easy to create and even easier to read and respond to.
- Enable everyone in your business to think the unthinkable and say the unsayable.
- Find ways to create prototypes that are good enough so that you can get feedback from the market. Do try to create the perfect solution. You must deliver, deliver, deliver and deliver.
- Lead from the front. Show your team, your customers and your competitors exactly what you mean by ‘speed’.
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