Archive for June 27, 2017

First step

Identifying your Company’s biggest operational challenges is the first step to operational effectiveness.

Our free Simple Start Assessments can identify them for you. Register now for free at to get started.

Implementing My COO Resources

Would you like to implement My COO Resources within your Company but are unsure how to get started? We created a video that helps you get started.


We are an impatient society. We want what we want and we want it now; and the world in which we live supports that:

  • We want to buy something, we simply go on-line, order it and in some cases, it will arrive the same day.
  • We are hungry and don’t want to cook, we can order a wide variety of options and have the food delivered in 30 minutes.
  • Depending on where we buy our groceries, we can have them delivered or order them and then pick them up without even getting out of our cars.

This creates unrealistic expectations in many areas of our lives. If we want to master a skill, it takes more than a day to learn it. If we have an injury, it takes more than one visit to a Physical Therapist for it to be better. If we want to lose 10 pounds, it takes more than a one-week change of eating habits. If we want to become fit, one workout will not accomplish that.

This desire for immediate solutions and/or gratification can impact our ability to achieve greatness. The reality is that some of what we want cannot be achieved within a day – or a week – or a month. For those areas in our lives that require change, we must consider putting in the work.

Those who have achieved much success in their lives confirm this:

  • Michael Jordan, the great NBA basketball player said: “I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don’t do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.”
  • Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star general once said: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
  • Pele, Brazilian footballer (soccer) player shared: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

Commitment to anything takes, well, commitment. Such is the same with using My COO Resources. It is not a magic bullet that will solve your Company’s operational challenges in a day. It requires dedication to work through the Solutions so that your Company can achieve operational effectiveness. We recommend a Company commit to 60 minutes a week for addressing the operational issues identified through the Simple Start Assessments. Four hours a month to begin seeing improvements within your Company is a small commitment that over several months will reap change within your Company.

Get started today to begin working towards building a strong operational foundation for your Company.  Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me at And check out our blogs and previous newsletters and/or emails at

– Charlene Aldridge

Go on vacation video

What must happen for a Business Leader to take a long vacation? Not sure? We have a solution for that.


“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” Colin Powell


“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
Zig Ziglar, author and motivational speaker

When a key employee leaves

Are you prepared if one of your key employees won the lottery and didn’t show up tomorrow? Or worse, something unthinkable happened?

We have a solution for that. Get started at


Are Customers complaining about your services or products? Are tasks late? Are there too many errors? Is there duplication of effort? All of these are symptoms of operational issues. Identifying the reasons for those symptoms is the first step to improved effectiveness.

My COO Resources can help. Get started today at

Do you have perseverance to succeed?

Sometimes that’s all it takes.

A strong foundation

Building a strong operational foundation helps a Company sustain itself and grow. Not sure how to do this? My COO Resources can help: