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Toast Making 101: Process Drives Performance

six pieces of toast

How do you make toast?

If you’re making toast for yourself, you will make it as you like it.

And, if you are building and growing a toast-making business, you need a clear, repeatable process to make toast the way customers want and expect it.

What kind of bread will you offer? How crisp will you toast it? Will you toast it in a toaster, pan, broiler, oven, or stove top griddle?

Everyone makes great toast from time-to-time.

Great leaders test different toast-making methods and adopt processes that assure consistency and drive robust, scalable growth.

Process drives performance.

Good habits and smart, reliable processes help us do more together with less effort.

Don’t burn your toast!

~ bc  ๐Ÿž

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Here's more reading that's influencing my coaching:

* The End of Silicon Valley (Bank) | Stratechery
* Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work, and World |Ginni Rometty via AMAZON
* Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making |Tony Fadell via AMAZON
* How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy | Jenny Odell via AMAZON
* How to Make ChatGPT Work for You with these Browser Extensions| WIRED

I coach leaders and teams who do amazing things.

Let's GO!  ๐Ÿš€


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