There are no guarantees in life as to how to accomplish such feats. There are certainly no shortcuts to scaling mountains like these. But there are some basic things you can do which may help you get there. Robert Glazer, founder and managing partner of Acceleration Partners in Boston, has managed to do this twice. He shares the details of how he did this in an article in INC magazine, entitled How Discipline and Planning Can Get You on the Inc. 5000. You can read the entire article here.
The major points he makes are:
- Have a long term vision and understand why you have that vision.
- Use that vision to attract and keep great employees.
- Embrace the values that exist in your company and insist that everyone live by them.
- Make those values central to hiring, rewarding, and sometimes terminating employees.
- Set goals annually and quarterly that move you steadily towards that long term vision.
- Hold everyone accountable, including you and your leaders, to those goals on a weekly basis.
- Delegate responsibilities appropriately and elevate to your unique ability at all levels of the company, but particularly at the owner, founder level.
Robert Glazer uses EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System, to run his business. You can learn all the details by reading the book,- Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business by Gino Wickman. You can download the first chapter free here on the EOS Worldwide website.
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