Freeze and take stock (aka goodbye 2013)

Another year has absolutely flown by in a flurry of meetings, life events and sprinkled with the occasional holiday.

With only 2 weeks left till the end of 2013, it’s a great idea to stop and take stock of all the things you’ve done this year.

Steve Tappin, CEO of Xinfu and Host of BBC CEO Guru & Founder, suggests the following Top 10 FREEZE questions:

  1. Did you make the progress you wanted this year?
    Has it been a grind, or a challenging (but enjoyable) year?
  2. What are the 3-4 things that need to be reset next year?
  3. Do you have confidence that you have a business system that has the right people working with you, with the right mindsets to deliver results next year?
  4. If you step back, is your business or team powered by the need just to keep going, or do you have an exciting future and higher purpose which drives you all?
  5. Are you clear on how you can build sustainable value?
    Do you have 4-5 breakthroughs (like Apple used to) which can shift your business to a new level?
  6. Do your top people share enough trust, belief and care for your company?
  7. What are the things that drain your energy and belief, and can you remove them?Do you need some fresh talent to give you ideas, momentum, and to share the load?
  8. What can you do to show appreciation and thanks, and to celebrate pre-Christmas?
    What is your give-back outside the company?
  9. In 2014, how can you set up a life system which better balances work, success and happiness?
  10. What single thing could you personally do differently, which would have the power to make it a fantastic 2014?

On that note, here’s a fond farewell to a productive 2013 and hello to an exciting 2014!


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