Does your success plan for 2018 consist of the usual ho-hum Increase-Sales-Decrease-Costs + a laundry list of somewhat strategic, somewhat tactical To Do’s?  This month’s theme is Take Action, and in this article that recently appeared in the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Target Magazine, you’ll see the 5 Tough Love Questions that you need to answer to create a breakthrough by planning to leverage profit opportunities throughout the entire Value Chain.

Will you increase sales with these tools? YES.  And you’ll do it the right way. Will you decrease costs? YES.  But you’ll stop cutting the costs that would otherwise move you forward, and instead cut the ones that are holding you back.  Best of all, you’ll shorten that massive To Do list to the few that really matter when it comes to driving profitable growth.

#1 Bestselling Author, International Speaker, and Accelerator Anne C. Graham is on a mission to help 5 million business leaders and their teams double their profit per employee – or more – in less than one year, in less time per week than they’re spending on email per day. Her bestselling book Profit in Plain Sight includes the 5-step proactive P.R.O.F.I+T Plan to do it.  Connect with Anne on Twitter and LinkedIn.