Strategy + Courage = Effective Execution: Insights from Chris Steely, Managing Director of GPS Business Group, on Critical Mass Radio Show

November 12th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Business leaders are always looking for opportunities to grow their firms. There are endless ways to build a brand, whether it be through new systems, services, or even an increase in social media presence. Chris Steely, Managing Director of GPS Business Group, joined us to share how he uses strategic methods to help organizations achieve optimal results. Here are three takeaways from our time with Chris Steely on Critical Mass Radio Show:

1. Focus on what can be. Don’t get too comfortable. Continuously strive to stretch, reach, engage and expand your firm’s potential. While the status quo is not always a bad thing, it is important to push yourself and your brand to new heights in order to achieve optimal growth. Recognize any form of ego that may be holding you back as a leader. Successful business leaders take themselves on and embrace the value of coaching and continued growth. Regardless of how much knowledge you have on a topic, it is important to understand that there is always more to learn. Even the highest­-level performers can push themselves to learn and grow. There doesn’t have to be something wrong to recognize the opportunity to reach towards excellence.

2. Leaders are readers. No matter how much knowledge you have, there is always more to learn. This is especially true in the technological age, as the ability to share and access information is endless. Constantly educate yourself by exposing yourself to new ideas, strategies and concepts through reading and other means. From there, embrace opportunities to synthesize and apply concepts from your learning and achieve results. When deciding whose ideas have the most value, focus on people who have achieved proven results, who understand that they can learn from others too, and who are in a position you would like to see yourself and your firm in, moving forward.

3. Without courage, strategy is just hope. Building a successful strategy is only the first step to success. Once you develop a structured approach to achieving results, it is important to implement and execute that strategy effectively. Innovate the way you think, and develop a bias towards action. Strive for measurable results, not just strategies. What get measured gets done.

Listen to our full interview with Chris Steely here:

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