Resources

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“We have the answers, all the answers; it’s the question we do not know.” – Verne Harnish, Gazelles Founder/CEO

Below, please find a number of helpful resources and suggested books.

BUSINESS RESOURCES^

People/Team

  1. Sample Functional Org Chart (FOC)*
  2. Sample Key Process Flow Map (KPFM)* – How do you make money?
  3. Sample – KPFM II  – Marketing
  4. Sample – KPFM III  – Demand Generation
  5. Core Values Exercise
  6. Core Values Sample Interview Questions Guide
  7. Core Purpose Exercise
  8. Core Objectives Exercise

*Download free pdf of my book for associated exercise (pps. 97 for FOC and 103 for KPFM)

Strategy

  1. Strengths, Weaknesses, Trends (SWT)
  2. Business Model Canvas
  3. Attribution Framework Exercise

Execution

  1. Sample Key Process Flow Map (KPFM) – How do you make money?
  2. Sample – KPFM II  – Marketing
  3. Sample – KPFM III  – Demand Generation
  4. Who, What, When
  5. Meetings with Purpose – Daily, Weekly, Monthly
  6. Sales Playbook Template (Jack Daly inspired)
  7. Customer->Advocate Playbook
  8. Love it/Loathe it Exercise

Cash

  1. Power of One
  2. Cash Acceleration Strategies (CASh)

Other

  1. One-Page Strategic Plan
  2. One Page Strategic Plan Glossary
  3. Rockefeller Habits checklist
  4. Vision Summary
  5. Sample Annual Meeting Process and Agenda
  6. How to Write a Company Vision
  7. 3HAG – The Strategic Execution System that ensures your strategy is not a Wild-Ass-Guess!*
  8. Mental Models’ list (by category) – NEW

^ PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE THESE TOOLS ARE GREAT, IT IS THE SET OF CONVERSATIONS THEY ELICIT AMONGST THE LEADERSHIP TEAM THAT DO THE MOST GOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS. I THINK THESE CONVERSATIONS ARE MOST FRUITFUL WHEN FACILITATED BY A THIRD PARTY.

“Bill provides some of the the highest ‘value per word’ of any consultant (coach) I’ve ever met.” – Erik Waters, Owner, CFO Adtech Systems

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Bill’s Suggested Reading List

Of the hundreds of business books I have read, these are the ones I believe are worth the time and effort to find the nuggets buried within the pages.

Business Operating Systems….that I leverage

  1. Further, Faster*: The Vital Few Steps to Take the Guesswork out of Growth
  2. Scaling Up*
  3. Small Giants – 10th anniversary edition*– (Good to Great for the mid-market)
  4. The Metronome Effect*
  5. 3×5 Coach*
  6. Traction
  7. Rocks and Sand

Vision

  1. Vivid Vision*
  2. The Founder’s Mentality*
  3. First, Break All the Rules*
  4. Great by Choice*
  5. The Curve Ahead
  6. Nine Lies about Work*

Change

  1. Bottom Line Change pamphlet
  2. Switch – How to Change Things when Change is Hard*
  3. Leaders Eat Last*
  4. The Catalyst*NEW

Decision Making

  1. The Cynefin Framework – HBR article* (What kind of decision am I making?)
  2. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work* (Decision-making Framework to apply once you decide #1 above)
  3. Upstream – The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen*NEW

Neuroleadership

  1. Essentialism:  The Disciplined Pursuit of Less*
  2. Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything*
  3. The Happiness Hypothesis*
  4. Social – Why our Brains are Wired to Connect
  5. Pre-Suasion – A revolutionary way to influence and persuade*
  6. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions*
  7. Your Brain at Work*
  8. Never Split the DifferenceNEW
  9. How Emotions are Made*NEW
  10. Brain Rules – 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School*

Strategy

  1. Strategy that Works
  2. The Founder’s Mentality*
  3. Competing Against Luck*
  4. How Companies Win
  5. Jobs to be Done: Theory to Practice*
  6. Simplify: How the Best Businesses in the World Succeed
  7. Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works
  8. Mapping Innovation
  9. Made to Stick -Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die*
  10. Turning the Flywheel: A monograph to accompany Good to Great
  11. Seeing Around Corners
  12. The Future is Faster than you ThinkNEW

People/Team

  1. Smart Tribes*
  2. The Advantage -Enhanced Edition: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything*
  3. The Ideal Team Player*
  4. The Five Temptations of a CEO*
  5. Tribal Leadership
  6. Managing Oneself – The Key to Success
  7. The Coaching Habit
  8. Uncontainable*
  9. Culture Code*
  10. Conversational Intelligence
  11. Build an A Team – Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve
  12. The Fearless Organization
  13. Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy
  14. Social – Why our Brains are Wired to Connect
  15. Why we Sleep*
  16. MindsetNEW
  17. How Emotions are MadeNEW
  18. The End of AverageNEW
  19. Rebel TalentNEW

Execution

  1. Go Put Your Strengths to Work*
  2. The Sales Acceleration Formula*
  3. Turn the Ship Around*
  4. The Power of Habit
  5. Uncommon Service*
  6. Smarter, Faster, Better
  7. The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
  8. The ONE Thing – The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results*
  9. The Effective Executive*
  10. 80/20 Manager*
  11. The Revenue Growth Habit: The Simple Art of Growing Your Business 15% in 15 Minutes per Day
  12. Sales Truth
  13. Never Split the DifferenceNEW
  14. Upstream*NEW
  15. Demand-Side Sales 101* – NEW

Cash

  1. Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits*
  2. Daring Caution*
  3. How to Price Effectively: A Guide for Managers and Entrepreneurs

Startups

  1. Will it Fly?
  2. Nail it, then Scale it*
  3. Lean Customer Development*

Other

  1. Creator’s Code
  2. You Already Know How to Be Great*
  3. Gamestorming
  4. Willful Blindness
  5. Exponential Organizations
  6. The Two-Second Advantage
  7. Find Your Why
  8. The Amazon Way – 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company*
  9. Principles*
  10. Team of Teams
  11. The Automatic Customer
  12. The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting Things Done *
  13. American Icon: How Alan Mulally Saved Ford Motor Company*
  14. Outrageous Empowerment – The Incredible Story of Giving Employees Their Brains Back
  15. Trillion Dollar Coach* – The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell
  16. Power of Moments

*Must Reads for me

Bill’s Suggested Podcasts

  1. Your Brain at Work
  2. The Knowledge ProjectNEW
  3. How I Built This
  4. Hidden Brain
  5. TED Radio Hour
  6. Freakonomics Radio
  7. HBR Ideacast – NEW
  8. Two Guys on Your Head
  9. Startup
  10. Science of SuccessNEW
  11. Science Vs

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