My primary Goal for our firm for 2014 is to continue to expand our platform exponentially. To continue to take our proven methodology and tools to bigger and bigger audiences and to let go of the obstacles that have prevented this in the past.
Of course, the biggest, oldest, toughest obstacle or barrier to growing The Halpin Companies has historically been me, Katharine Halpin. I am very pleased to report that this longstanding obstacle has finally been moved aside.
Every new client that comes to us has engaged our firm because I have asked them one question. After they share their vision and goals, I ask them, “do you want to approach this the easy way or the hard way”?
Invariably, they respond, “of course, the easy way!”
Then we get started.
If I know this and can facilitate, what I call quantum leap results for our clients, why haven’t I been able to utilize this approach and let our firm do things the easy way?
My commitment is to use the easy way in 2014 methodically and consistently, as a team! For me, the team approach is an absolute requirement. It is the only way for me to be successful.
We are going to achieve our goals the easy way by utilizing the same methodology and tools our clients learn from us…
1. We will focus as much on the process we use to drive results as we we will on the desired results.
By this I mean I will take the time, in advance, to share my vision and specific goals with the team and spend as much time as is required for them to own this vision and our plan as their own. We will then employ a variety of interim checkpoints to assess and revise our plans regularly. We will do this step for every project, new initiative and endeavor.
2, I will get the right people in the right roles, based on each individual’s strengths.
3. When we miss an opportunity or a deadline, I will take time to articulate what was missing. I will do this first for myself and then with the team.
Were we missing a collective commitment? Or, was one of us missing an individual commitment?
Were we lacking the skills?
Were we simply lacking the structure such as a detailed plan of action and some interim checkpoints?
When I am consistent in maintaining this strategic mindset The Halpin Companies enjoys exponential growth and success. More importantly, this success comes to us strategically and without a lot of effort. We rarely experience much stress when we follow these critical steps.
As we enter our 19th year, don’t you think it’s time I walk my talk consistently?
What obstacles could you remove or move aside in order to achieve your 2014 goals more strategically and more effortlessly?