AWESOMELY SIMPLE


                The Six Key
                Strategies
              of the World’s
              Best ...
Business is supposed to be fun!
The 4 P’s of Expert Performance



                          Passion
                          Persistence
               ...
For the past 14 years…
1. Vivid Vision
A superior   TEAM that delivers real value
 through elegant   SOLUTIONS for
 their customers and looks for appropriate


 ...
A compelling and delicious Vision
 We strive to be excellent through
 exceeding our guests’ expectations by
 providing a d...
Three keys to an effective vision:



 Over-communicate
 Adjust when necessary
 LIVE it every day
2. Robust Communication
Honesty
Transparency
Courage
Vulnerability
3. Best People




                 T ale
                     nt
How do you define talent?

       •   Highly Competent
       •   Impeccable Character
       •   Excellent Communicator
 ...
Anne Mulcahy
CEO of Xerox and the third most powerful woman in the world!



       • Build a network of great relationshi...
4. Sense of Urgency
You must create a culture that…

 • Rewards fast action-taking

 • Punishes barriers

 • Embraces change

 • Encourages ri...
4-Level Decision Making


1. You own it.
2. Ask for input… you own it.
3. Team decision… I own it.
4. My call… I own it.
5. Disciplined Execution
10 – 15 %
What Inhibits Execution?
  National Survey of 4,000 Senior Executives


   4. Inability to work together (21%)

   3. Comp...
Where are we going + how will we behave on the way?



      Praise + Celebration                                         ...
6. Extreme Customer Focus



                 VOC
It used to be…

      Good Cheap Fast
Moments of Truth
Master the first five… and then focus them on number six!
THANK YOU




  If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to send a note or call.
               My email ad...
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    1. 1. AWESOMELY SIMPLE The Six Key Strategies of the World’s Best Businesses John Spence
    2. 2. Business is supposed to be fun!
    3. 3. The 4 P’s of Expert Performance Passion Persistence Practice Pattern Recognition
    4. 4. For the past 14 years…
    5. 5. 1. Vivid Vision
    6. 6. A superior TEAM that delivers real value through elegant SOLUTIONS for their customers and looks for appropriate GROWTH opportunities.
    7. 7. A compelling and delicious Vision We strive to be excellent through exceeding our guests’ expectations by providing a dining experience that is Sensual, Spiritual and Savory.
    8. 8. Three keys to an effective vision: Over-communicate Adjust when necessary LIVE it every day
    9. 9. 2. Robust Communication
    10. 10. Honesty Transparency Courage Vulnerability
    11. 11. 3. Best People T ale nt
    12. 12. How do you define talent? • Highly Competent • Impeccable Character • Excellent Communicator • Positive Attitude • Creative /Innovative • Risk Tolerant • Strong Drive • Solid Team Player
    13. 13. Anne Mulcahy CEO of Xerox and the third most powerful woman in the world! • Build a network of great relationships with people who want to see you succeed. • You don’t have all of the answers, so ask for help and advice from the smartest people you can find and get on your team. • Learn to be a learner. • Listen intently to your employees and to your customers.
    14. 14. 4. Sense of Urgency
    15. 15. You must create a culture that… • Rewards fast action-taking • Punishes barriers • Embraces change • Encourages risk taking • Accepts failure • Empowers everyone…
    16. 16. 4-Level Decision Making 1. You own it. 2. Ask for input… you own it. 3. Team decision… I own it. 4. My call… I own it.
    17. 17. 5. Disciplined Execution
    18. 18. 10 – 15 %
    19. 19. What Inhibits Execution? National Survey of 4,000 Senior Executives 4. Inability to work together (21%) 3. Company culture (23%) 2. Economic climate (29%) 1. Holding onto the past / unwillingness to CHANGE (35%)
    20. 20. Where are we going + how will we behave on the way? Praise + Celebration Focus and Differentiation Eliminate Mediocrity “No” Measure / Track Communicate Stakeholders + Transparency guiding collation Renewal Vision + Values Training + Strategy time / money / Plans supplies / people Goals / Objectives Tactics / Actions Procedures / Protocols Clear / consistent / relentless Repeatable Process
    21. 21. 6. Extreme Customer Focus VOC
    22. 22. It used to be… Good Cheap Fast
    23. 23. Moments of Truth
    24. 24. Master the first five… and then focus them on number six!
    25. 25. THANK YOU If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to send a note or call. My email address is: john@johnspence.com Also, you might find value in the ideas I share in my blog. You can sign up for it at: www.johnspence.com/blog Lastly, these slides have already been uploaded to: http://www.slideshare.net/johnspence

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