I want to introduce you to another 2002 book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish. Despite the age of the book, it’s a business classic for a reason. One of the reasons I love it is that it hits on systems and processes…my specialty!
This is a book filled with simple, practical, easily implementable tools for business leaders of growing businesses. Verne Harnish has had a 30 year career working with CEOs and executive teams in fast-growth businesses, and is highly aware of what it takes to promote fast, controlled growth…instead of the out-of-control growth that can hurt a successful company.
Harnish explains and uses Rockefeller’s disciplined and systematic approach to business as examples. Rockefeller’s practices were vastly different from the chaotic risk-taking of his contemporaries. Harnish teaches entrepreneurs how to make strategic choices and keep the business and employees aligned with those choices and accountable for them..
This book will help you set clear priorities, use data and feedback wisely, and create a pattern on which your company runs, in order to maintain alignment to your strategies and priorities and to keep everyone accountable even during periods of incredibly fast growth.
It also reminds you to keep in touch with what you loved about your business when you first began. Those feelings and goals you had during your business incubation are still there, and can still drive you to bigger successes. Give Mastering the Rockefeller Habits a read and let me know what you think.
Never stop learning, never stop growing your business!
This book is available at Amazon, your local bookstore, or at your library. Enjoy!