Tag Archives: system improvement

by Josh Fonger Bottlenecking, or preventing a company from growing into the success it could be, is a common pitfall among business owners. When coaching a recent client I asked, “What three roadblocks will I encounter when implementing documented systems into your business?” the three answers I got back were humbly honest and signified a […]

Last week, Josh and I released a brand new podcast entitled “Systemization: The Four Mistakes You do NOT Want to Make.”  Go here to listen. You’ll be able to download it too, and it’s on iTunes… (Adapted from the book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less.) Could it be […]

This excerpt from the Preface to the Third Edition of my book addresses the question, “what is the best approach to make tangible progress toward freedom, wealth and happiness?”  The psycho-babble contingent wants you to ruminate and theorize in your head. I recommend you get on with things by taking step-by-step material action in the real world. Get control of daily events and […]

A business writer can get all wrapped up in analogy and metaphor and I try to avoid going down that road too far, but the dog-and-tail comparison is too vivid not to exploit.  In this post I build around the premise that the most important leadership tasks are to establish clear direction for the organization and then to convince […]

This third-in-the-series post is the last of the initial mind-set sequence.  It’s important because it sums up the systems mindset as a package and then rolls through the systemizing process in a step-by-step overview.  The next several posts of the series will include more specific information and detailed suggestions. For a small business, what is the most virulent strain of self-deception? The […]

I’m writing this post because the one I published last week had some problems. Last Wednesday, the day after I emailed Choose the Red Pill to my subscriber list, I read through it and found several grammatical errors and some clumsy paragraphs. Also, I thought it was too complex as well as a bit melodramatic […]