So you’re clear on the mission and you’ve gathered the beginnings of a great team.  Now what?  How do you go from where you are to actually succeeding at what you’re trying to do?  Guy Kawasaki gives some great direction in The Art of Execution.  I like it because it gets right to establishing measurable, achievable, relevant, and "rathole-resistant" goals.  And that is where the rubber meets the road.  If you’re like me, goals make it happen but only when the goals you set are real and other people know what you’re working on.  In fact, he goes on to say that your measurable goals ought to be measured on a weekly basis!  I like what Guy’s saying.  And I’m going to use it on my team.

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Getting the Right Things Done