This month’s blog looks at a new book that is a practical guide to help busy enterprise leaders and owners in their quest for success.
It’s written by David Sharrock, a business law specialist who draws from more than four decades of experience in leading several legal businesses.
Called Fighting for Enterprise Success: through the eye of the tiger, the book covers everything from motivation, fine-tuning personal weaknesses and implementing the necessary business fundamentals to contemplating the importance of leaving a legacy.
It includes 68 downloadable self-assessment tools, exercises and templates for easy adaptation so you can learn:
• The importance of motivation, resilience and self-appraisal
• The essential systems, strategy and planning needed
• Why vision, values, purpose and workplace culture matter
• The importance of effective leadership and team building
• Why you must focus on being customer-centric
• Tips on pricing, finance & creating new business opportunities
• The importance of legacy and giving back
David says the key to business longevity is about getting basic business fundamentals right.
“Business leaders need to explore possibilities, to think outside the square, to resist the status quo, to innovate constantly with much imagination and creativity, and to fight relentlessly and fearlessly for enterprise success, day in day out.”
One aspect I like about the book are the self-assessment tools included at the end of many of the chapters. For example, there’s one titled, “How entrepreneurial/’intrepreneurial’ are you today? You do the ‘quiz’ and give yourself a personal score, then compare to the “Results for Reflection”.
As David says, business leaders all want success and this most commonly comes from our work. He says the imperatives to achieve success are many and I’ve just selected a few that I think would resonate with you:
Starting and running a successful business is more than just a numbers game that is for sure.
With 60% of start-ups failing within the first three years, why do so many get it wrong, and how can you ensure that your business thrives, no matter what the market is doing?
Fighting for Enterprise Success is a great place to get the knowledge and practical information to make your business a success.
More information can be found here:
A: 5a Hartnett Close, Mulgrave VIC 3170
T: +613 9803 2588