January 24

The #1 metric I discovered from speaking with 75 CEOs

Interviewing 75 of the world’s top CEOs told me one thing about creating exponential impact.

But let me start with a story from a couple of weeks back.

I took a half-day to think about my business, and another half-day to work on it with my own coach.

It was a game-changer.

  • I got much clearer on my vision, and the mission of Xquadrant.
  • I restructured our offerings and roadmap.
  • I saw our strategic pillars with new clarity.

(One minor but visible commitment I made was to 100X the value of what I post on LinkedIn. I now post something unique and thought-provoking every single workday.)

I’m now clearer and more confident than ever about the value we can bring in the year ahead. We’ve kicked off some big new projects. We’ve closed down some legacy activity. It’s already made everything so much easier.

This is a tiny example of what I learned from those 75 CEOs I mentioned earlier:

Instead of using time in repetitive operational tasks, INVEST time in the thinking and capability-building that will allow you to create and seize big new opportunities.

I call this Strategic Time.

And if you want the next 12 months to be a breakthrough year, you need to create as much of it as you can, as soon as you can.

However, freeing up time for strategic work is hard.

Let’s face it, if it was easy you’d already have done it.

So you’ll probably fail to make more than a marginal improvement unless you understand one key thing. 


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