Today was an EO meeting and was my turn to present my RedStores. com business plan. Confidentially rules apply so I cannot share any specific feedback, expect for my own insights. Basically, Branding/non-Branding is something I have to work out in more detail and more strategic – and there is certainly a lot of pro’s and con’s for/against various branding strategies.
The more insightful thing that happened that my allergy to gluten showed it self on Tuesday – and pretty much wiped me out. The big thing out of this – was a clear realization and determination to ensure that my business get structured that so that it can run without me. I need to to have the flexibility to drop out for long periods of time and things need to move – when I mean move – I mean growth not just operations – operations is achieved already.
I also watched 12 CEO’s dance around the table trying to make decisions. It was interesting process:
- 1. Discussion, opinions, debate
- 2. attempt at consensus
- 3. final consensus
Right along with the teamwork theory – takes bloody long time to get at a decision – BUT the actual decisions that comes out is ACTUALLY very good. So, this was a reminder for myself – give people time to debate – its annoying, painful and slow – BUT the results are good.