Call the Shot, Make the Shot (Part 3): Execution, the Gift that Never Stops Giving

The best gift you can give yourself, your team, your investors, your customers, and your organization is the ability to execute. Ideas are a dime a dozen. Execution of those ideas is where dimes turn into fortunes.

In this series, I’ve talked a lot about how to call the shot – in other words, how to set your strategy for the year. Most businesses I get the chance to work with have called the shot in one way or another. But today’s episode is all about where strategy typically dies on the vine: bringing the strategy to life through a structure and cadence of accountability.

In this episode, you’ll hear from Sean Spector, the CEO and Founder of Dropoff and Blake Garrett, the CEO and Founder of Aceable. Sean and Blake use a similar framework to get and keep their team aligned, engaged, and executing at a high level. Sean and Blake will explain some of the nitty-gritty details around how they make sure they execute on the business’s strategy and how the strategy needs to be adjusted mid-flight. 

I’ll also provide you with some pro-tips on how to instill a strategy framework and a way to pressure test if you’ve got your team aligned, engaged, and ready to execute at the highest level possible.

Podcast Highlights Include:

  • How Aceable pressure-tests their actions to see how they align with the overall strategy
  • Where most businesses fail in setting their annual strategy
  • How to use a cadence of accountability to see if you have the right people in the right spots
  • The 7 Things your Cadence of Accountability should do for you and your team
  • How we recommend going against the prototypical OKR methodology and what we recommend tweaking to get the results you are looking for
  • How Sean Spector uses this execution framework to dramatically increase the time it takes for new executives to get up to speed at Dropoff
  • How far ahead Dropoff looks in their weekly meetings
  • The important reason Sean Spector calls this execution framework a “map”
  • And much more…

Don’t miss the next episode coming on the For You Leaders Podcast, where we dispell the biggest myths and misconceptions around strategic planning.

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