Xero has teamed up with rugby league legend Graham Lowe to bring his 12 Dynamic Principles to life.
A highly-respected rugby league coach and administrator, Lowie’s observations and general life lessons (from dropping out of school at 14 years old to surviving a series of strokes, heart attacks and brain aneurysms) have led to the formation of his 12 Dynamic Principles – the key doctrines that guide his life.
The first of Lowie’s 12 Dynamic Principles is about making sure you have a plan. Whether it’s a plan for how you want to live your life or run your business.
Have a plan
“You have to have a plan,” says Lowie.
“In business, or any type of leadership role whatsoever, you need to provide the people around you – working for you, playing for you, or family – you need, as the responsible person, to offer them a plan.”
As with leading a winning rugby league team, in business Lowie says it’s important to remember that your opposition has got a plan too – to beat you.
But you have a unique advantage to your competitors – the people in your team.
“A key thing to remember is that your opposition has come up with a plan that’s just as good. You have to come to grips with that. The difference between the plans that everybody comes up with is the individuals in your team, your business, your family. That’s the difference. Because there’s goodness and badness in us all. There’s good players, bad players, ordinary players. It’s up to you to have a plan that’s going to make the individuals in your team shine.”
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