These diagrams and worksheets illustrate important concepts from John Janclaes’s book Doing What Matters: How Leaders Help Individuals and Organizations Thrive and provide a guide for you to begin integrating these principles in your organization.
Constellations – Playbook Template (Excel)
This guide and playbook are designed for learning by doing to achieve the highest possible Return on Effort (RoE). Over time, I encourage you to adapt and expand the basic playbook in ways that reflect your individual and organizational purpose and goals. Toward that end, here’s another useful maxim: Knowledge by itself is not sufficient; it is knowledge applied that makes the difference.
Constellations – Playbook (Audio Instructions)
This is an audio narrative that reinforces and offers additional examples of how to use and adapt the playbook. Read and listen along as you begin to develop and incorporate your playbook into your daily progress toward your goals and purpose.
Doing What Matters – The Learning Loop
The Learning Loop illustrates an iterative process for continual organizational improvement by highlighting five key questions, along with strategies to identify, implement, and evaluate solutions with the greatest likelihood of success. This model emulates a flywheel that generates power most effectively when leaders work together to propel the organization forward.
Doing What Matters – Initiative Template
Committing business plans to written form requires leaders to think more carefully about doing what matters and to communicate their thinking more clearly. This template offers a straight-forward format to spell out high-level purpose, S.M.A.R.T. goals, strategies, tactics, and outcomes; identify the champions of the initiative; and share measures of success.
Doing What Matters – Organizational Assessment
To get a sense of your organization’s effectiveness, complete this assessment by rating each of the strengths on a scale of 1 to 5. Simply place a dot on the grid where your answer (1-5) intersects with the question that you are rating. Then, turn the page to a landscape (horizontal) position, and connect the dots with a heavy line, thereby creating a graph. In what areas do you find opportunities for improvement?