ARMD Goals for Startups

Continuing the EO Strategy Summit theme from yesterday, there was another new methodology used that I hadn’t seen before: ARMD goals. Back in 2008 I talked about SMART goals, and now that I know about ARMD goals I like them better because they are simpler and don’t have the redundancy sometimes found in SMART goals.…

Business Architecture Stack

At today’s EO Strategy Summit we planned the high-level goals for next year’s EO Atlanta chapter. This is the third time I’ve been through the full-day strategy summit planning session and each time the EO certified facilitators do an amazing job. Today’s event was no different. One of the techniques they talked about today that…

Vacation Policy: Be Reasonable

We have a very simple vacation policy: be reasonable. That’s it. We don’t track vacation days, sick days, or flex days. Not tracking vacation days doesn’t mean people take as much time off without getting their job done, rather it means that we track results and people make sure their work gets done on their…

Not Everyone Should be an Entrepreneur

Yesterday’s post on lifestyle modification to be an entrepreneur¬†touched off a series of interesting comments. One thing I want to clarify is that as much as I talk about entrepreneurship I do want to make one thing clear: not everyone should be an entrepreneur. Everyone that wants to be an entrepreneur, and makes whatever necessary…