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The Thinking Day Directive

For many business owners, Thinking Day is the most transformative day of their business. Taking a day to let your mind find solutions instead of just ‘doing’ all the time can accelerate your growth and help you find the shortcuts to success. This article will take you through a series of things to consider during your Thinking Day…

How To Use The Monthly Financial Plan Template

The Monthly Financial Review Template by Ascendance is designed to help businesses assess their financial performance regularly. It provides a comprehensive view of the company's financial health, allowing stakeholders to make informed decisions. In this article, we...

How To Use The Cascading Goals Sheet By Ascendance.Coach

Cascading goals are a core aspect of the Ascendance method of managing a business. They help organizations break down their annual goals into manageable quarterly goals, which are further divided into departmental goals for each quarter. This article will guide you...

How To Use The Organizational Fit Index

https://vimeo.com/816063409 The Organizational Fit Index by Ascendance is a tool designed to assess how well employees align with their company's core values and determine if they are a good fit for the organization. This article will guide you through the process of...

Documentation ≠ DNA

Rethinking procedures to add speed to your business The cult of SOPs is enticing, but is misleading entrepreneurs. Or maybe more accurately, entrepreneurs are misleading themselves. Standard Operating Procedures are by definition systemized activities that are done...

Autonomy

Want a great business? One that will thrive for generations? Allow autonomy. Jason Cohen, founder of WPEngine, said at a recent talk he gave (quoting someone else), “Approval doesn’t add value.” Most entrepreneurs don’t allow autonomy in their business. They institute...

Ideas Must Be Nurtured

Have you ever had a big idea, set out to figure out how to do it, and then realized it seemed impossible and just killed the idea?  I know I have. Still do it a dozen times a year. Your team does this, too. What happened was you and/or your team jumped into the...

Salespeople Have A Thermostat

If a salesperson has been getting a commission of approximately $50,000, then he/she won’t make much more than that next year. The good thing for entrepreneurs is that the salesperson is unlikely to sell less the next year. Earning Temperature Think about the...

Hire For Exponential Leverage

1+1 Should Never Equal 2 If it does, you've hired the wrong people. Hiring is about leverage. If you do it badly, you get negative leverage. 1 + 1 = 1.9 (I've seen a lot of entrepreneurs do this to themselves by hiring a part time VA as their first hire) If you do a...

How To Become An Effective Executive

Productivity is for employees. Effectiveness is for executives. Success Equals Busy? The thinking goes, successful people are more productive than less successful people, so therefore I should focus on getting lots of stuff done. This is true, but its correlation and...