At Xbox, my boss Don Mattrick used to ask me every time we met “Val, did you make more than a weeks progress last week?”
He would want to know what he could do to speed up how I delivered my goals, what’s in the way he can help move, is there anything at risk of not being completed on time, and what else do I need to improve the probability of success.
Ten years later I have never had an executive tell me “we are moving too fast!” It is always the opposite.
Too often executives treat two-way-door decisions like irreversible one-way-door ones. During my corporate days at Amazon I learned that’s how Jeff Bezos categorizes decisions: either they are one way or two way. More on that next week.
You have to assess your Performance Progress Pace (The Triple P) so you and your executive team can have a realistic view of the probability you will achieve everything you have promised your board and shareholders.
I’ve worked with companies where the marketing team have a high PPP score but the technology team’s is low, so the company is not making a months worth of progress each month. I explore this more in my upcoming book The Innovation Trifecta, How to Build a Symbiotic Relationship Among Technical, Creative, and Business Minds.
If you want a copy of the Triple P evaluation I use with executive teams, let me know and I’ll send it you.
I’ll be covering this in my forthcoming teleconference SAY WHAT?! - 17 Ways to Immediately Inspire Your Team. You can sign up here to listen live or for the recording.
Are you satisfied with your speed of progress?
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