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Monday through Thursday, we explore ideas from authors, thought leaders, and exemplary organizations. On Friday, I share something about myself or what we are working on at PCI.

This past summer, we received some exciting news.  Fortune magazine named PCI the #55 Best Medium Workplace in the U.S. This represented the achievement of our long-term vision for PCI we had first put forward in 1999.     

The last two Fridays, we’ve looked at the power of a longer-term vision. We’ve looked at the 10-Year Target and the 3-Year Picture.

Today, we highlight the importance of a 1-Year Plan and quarterly objectives. PCI uses EOS, or the Entrepreneurial Operating System, as the framework to run our business. In EOS, the 1-year plan includes our target revenue, profit, other key, high-level metrics, and three to seven “Boulders” or key goals for the year.  

With the 1-year plan, we are not stretching. We are predicting. We are committing. This is what will happen this year. This is how we will measure ourselves. As a leadership team, we are accountable for making this plan a reality.

Next come the quarterly objectives, also known as “Rocks.” Rocks are the three-to-seven most important things we must get done in the next 90 days.

Together, the 10-Year Target, 3-Year Picture, 1-Year Plan, and quarterly Rocks create a clear vision of what we want to achieve. As leaders, this is one of our most important responsibilities.  

Because the process of discussing, deciding, and sharing an integrated, compelling vision dramatically increases the likelihood of making it a reality.

More next week!


Reflection: What are my “Boulders” or key goals for the next twelve months?   Action: Journal about it. Then, commit to making these things happen.

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