Gazelles International is a worldwide, premier coaching association composed of independent, executive business coaches who assist growth companies using methodologies based on the book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, by Gazelles founder, Verne Harnish. Services include the development of the Gazelles One-Page Strategic Plantm and implementation of the Four Decisionstm process that helps CEOS make the right decisions concerning four key aspects of the business:
- Cash – We encourage companies to calculate their cash conversion cycle (CCC) – the time elapsed between spending a dollar and getting that dollar back in revenue. Our cash conversion tool outlines the cash cycle and helps you work through concrete ways to double operating cash flow in the next 12 months.
- People – Illinois Growth Advisors will help ensure that you have the right people doing the right things with clear accountabilities and metrics.
- Strategy – The key to a sustainable revenue growth strategy is three-fold: knowing your core customer, developing a clear brand promise, and developing a “stretch” goal for sustainable revenue growth. Illinois Growth Advisors will work with you to define these three components.
- Execution – Successful growth companies frequently experience a subtle transition from operational excellence to passivity, complacency and eventually poor execution. Our execution checklist of ten efficiencies will reduce by up to 80 percent the time spent managing the business, freeing you to spend more time on market-facing activities.
One-Page Strategic Plan – Originally developed by Verne Harnish in his book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, the One-Page Strategic Plan is a simple yet powerful tool that helps you edit your vision and strategy down to a single, action-oriented page. The One-Page Strategic Plan builds on your responses to the four critical business decisions (People, Strategy, Execution, Cash) that you must get right to maximize your revenue, profit and time. The One-Page Strategic Plan will help you and your management team align, focus and achieve accountability, working with purpose toward common goals.