Business life in our age gets pretty complicated. TOO complicated sometimes. So much so that can get lost ourselves and no longer understand how what we're trying to do supports our longer term strategic business vision.
A test I use to tell whether I've fallen into the complication factory is easy-peasy simple. I ask, "Does it pass the Kid Test?"
Could a kid understand this idea or concept? Can I explain this to a ten year old? If not, then I many NOT be able to bridge what I'm doing today with what my longer-term goals are.
Now that's a problem. I can't afford to go running off into the tall grass and lose sight of where I'm going.This needs to be KISS - Keep-It-Simple-Stupid.
OK, sure, some concepts are complicated. Taxes for example. I'd suggest here though that complicated concepts can be distilled into an explanation that a 10 year old can grasp.
So, if a test of what you're doing doesn't pass the kid test, stop and check, does it fully support your business value and mission? If NOT, time to take a step back and get UNSTUCK!
I've found that time after time, this simple test helps me get back on track.
As a management executive consulting with owners and CEO's of small to medium sized businesses, he knows first-hand the challenges faced by business owners in being successful today.
As a successful entrepreneur himself, he has experienced the seismic changes in business and applies that into effective CEO Peer Group mentoring.