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From the Back Cover
Praise for The 1 Hour Plan For Growth
"We have used Joe′s system for the past five years in our business and it has helped us nearly double our sales. We have also developed more effective leaders, created more jobs, and served more satisfied customers. The One–Hour Plan for Growth provides a practical way for any team to grow a business."
Sid Miedema, CEO, Miedema Companies
"The One Hour Plan for Growth clarifies the most important difference between a professional and an amateur. The ′pro′ keeps score! Creating a business growth plan with measureable outcomes is one of the most important elements of business success. This approach makes that easy."
Richard M. Schulze, founder and Chairman, Best Buy
"This book will help you engage people′s best efforts at the deepest level their heart and soul."
Horst Schulze, Founding President, Ritz–Carlton Hotel Company and West Paces Hotel Group
"Our team started using this planning process in 2003. This approach is, without question, the simplest way for any business to develop a vision, mission, values, and strategic plan. The One Hour Plan for Growth removes the excuses now any business can confidently develop and execute their plan for growth and success."
Minaz Abji, Executive Vice President, Host Hotels & Resorts
"Joe Calhoon′s back–to–basics approach is energizing and effective. Whether your goal is to provide greater value for customers or boost your bottom line, this book shows how to harness the power within of words, ideas, values, assets, and relationships."
Stephen M. R. Covey, author of the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller The Speed of Trust
"Joe Calhoon makes complex things simple. Simple is good. Planning channels passion into performance."
Bob Buford, founder, Leadership Network, and author of Halftime and Beyond Halftime
About the Author
Joe Calhoon is a business strategist, author, and keynote speaker. In the past twenty–five years, he has worked with more than 500 organizations to develop leaders, improve organizational performance, and achieve business growth. For advanced planning tools, go to www.1Hour2Plan.com.
To book Joe Calhoon for a speaking or consulting engagement, visit www.JoeCalhoon.com.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
The strengths of this book include:
* Nice template for writing a company vision statement
* Good short descriptions of the vision and mission statement
* Chapter 8 on Strategies includes a concise explanation of the strategic categories and handy templates for writing your key strategies
On the other hand, when the author goes into deeper discussions of the vision, mission, and values statements the examples provided cross freely into each other muddying up the previously clear descriptions.
Overall, despite much of the good information, my main reservation in recommending this book is that I honestly don't believe that spending only 1 hour on something as important and critical to the success of your business is a good idea. However, spending only one hour is much better than not doing it at all.
So if you are looking for a quick way to throw together a strategic plan which is clearly outlined and easy to follow, this book is for you. If you want to spend more thoughtful time in creating your strategic plan, this book may be a good starting place...but plan on doing the further reading and spending more than the allotted time.
Karen L. Jett, CMA, Author Grow Your People, Grow Your Business
Thanks Joe for your book and what it has meant to me and my company :-)
Bring it all into a single page is extremely helpful as well. No one wants to read pages and pages of documents on your strategy.