SWOT Analysis - An Important Business Tool

160 Key Business Questions makes SWOT Analysis simple and effective! Wizard's Publishers releases handy guide for business owners, senior level executives, middle managers, job applicants, consultants and students.

(PRWEB) February 3 2004--Answer these questions - and you have a comprehensive SWOT Analysis - your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

Knowledge Is Power!

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Introducing 160 Key Business Questions

Comprehensive SWOT Analysis has many applications:

Ask them straight up as questions

Use them to focus discussions and to provide a framework for priorities and action plans

Use them to explain - functions, strategies

Use them to facilitate - recruiting, effecting change, new employee orientation

Use them to identify critical issues

Use them for personal effectiveness - find out the answer then pose the problem

Use them as motivators - to challenge and stimulate teams

Answer these questions and you will have the key to personal growth and success for your business.

There are literally dozens of effective uses you will find for the questions, because these aren't just any questions...

they are a carefully compiled list of KEY questions...

questions that drive to the core of organizational behavior...

questions that demand to be answered if you want to soar with the eagles...

[of course, if your quest is to spend the entire year in continual preparation for Thanksgiving and the turkey, sorry, but the Wizard can't help you there!].


Based on Research and Best Practices

Our “160 Key Business Questions” were researched and compiled from organizations that have been very successful in using bench marking and best practices techniques and strategies.

Learn from the best... as someone observed, "it is easier to copy success that invent mediocrity."


Who Can Benefit From This List Of Critical Questions?

          Family Business Owners

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to differentiate family issues from business issues – are you a family first business or a business first family?

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to explain business functions and strategies to family members who are stakeholders in the business but who do not work in the business.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to facilitate the “formalization” of business functions and controls – establishing better processes for the entire management team.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to encourage personal growth and development by researching and gaining a better understanding of each of these questions and the “cause and effect” relationships to your business.
Use the 160 Key Business Questions to facilitate the recruiting process for members of your Advisory Board or your Board of Directors.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to develop agendas for family business retreats.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to gain a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of your organization.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions as part of your succession planning process – to set goals and action plans that will ensure the survivability of the business.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions when preparing to do a business valuation – to learn what factors that would increase or enhance the value of your business.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions when doing new employee orientations – to explain how your family values impact the decision-making process in your company.

Job Search and Employment Interview Candidates

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to focus and highlight skills and experience when preparing resume.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to craft headlines for action items in resume "cover letters".

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to help in structuring letters seeking to schedule interviews.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to aid in "scripting" sound bites for use in telephone interviews.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to facilitate the dissemination of personal/professional information when networking.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to establish your compatibility to company values and management style.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to control the interview process by asking questions not merely answering them.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to connect your broad base of general management experience to new job or business environments.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to better articulate personal performance characteristics and capabilities when switching or changing career fields.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to create a "dynamic impression" with peers and subordinates when starting a new job or assignment.

               Senior Executives

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to select discussion topics when coaching or mentoring junior executives – especially those who might be on a fast track.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to encourage employee feed-back from different levels and departments in your company.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions as a foundation to explore new initiatives – “What do you think of the idea of conducting a ‘customer satisfaction’ survey and how would we go about setting it up”?

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to develop a framework for developing priorities and action plans.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions as a diagnostic tool in developing change management strategies.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions when interviewing candidates for key management positions.

     Junior Executives / Middle Managers

Use the 160 Key Business Questions as a blueprint in your career development strategy – asking questions when you know the answer!

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to bring critical issues to the attention of senior management “why don't we do a better job….”

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to gain a better understanding of how senior managers feel about various issues and to measure their individual commitment to corporate goals and strategies.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to develop your leadership skills within your department.
Use the 160 Key Business Questions to identify topics or business tactics where you need additional study.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to identify high visibility projects that would enhance your resume.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions when transiting from college course to real world situations.

          Consultants & Advisors

Use the 160 Key Business Questions as a diagnostic tool with new or potential clients.
Use the 160 Key Business Questions to defense against scope-creep in consulting engagements.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions to develop inter-disciplinary teams.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions as a training guide when doing organizational development projects.

Use the 160 Key Business Questions in helping your client prioritize issues and to enable you to gain a better understanding of your client’s expectations.

                    Students

Use in structuring and preparing reports...
... in your part time job

And take it with you to your first management job

Owners - Have a management meeting coming up and need a lively and thought provoking discussion topic to "light a fire"?

Senior Executive - annual review coming up with a promising junior manager?

Junior Manager - new employee starting and you want to get them off to a rousing start?

Advisor - meetings seem to lack focus and fire - not sure that everyone even has a song sheet - let along singing from the same one?

The 160 Key Business Questions will give you that topic, that reminder, that exciting point to focus on...

in just a few minutes...

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