Manage Link Card Process or Mission? Be Like Nick Saban

Nick Saban is famous for his championship football programs. He won a national title at LSU and four national titles at Alabama. This is unprecedented in the modern era of college football where 129 teams vie for the attention of the nation’s top high school recruits.He isn’t just a recruiter. Nick Saban attributes his success to “The Process”, or breaking a monumental task (like winning a national championship) into small, manageable pieces.The ProcessHere is what Saban tells his coaches and players: “Don’t think about winning the SEC Championship. Don’t think about the national championship. Think about what you need to do in this drill, on this play, in this moment. That’s the process: Let’s think about what we can do today, the task at hand.” (Business Insider)So, does Nick Saban have a mission statement? If you dig around the web, you won’t find a “set-in-stone” mission statement from Saban. That’s because, if you are playing the game of football, winning every game is the goal. Making a goal statement to “win” would be like setting a daily goal of “breathing air”.Saban knows what it takes to win at a high level. He breaks the process down to giving maximum effort during every play, every sprint, and every weight lifted. He carries this further by using the same tenacity on the recruiting circuit.

Do you need a mission statement?Yes. If you are in business or trying to achieve anything great, you need a clear direction of where you are going. Unlike football, where your goal is winning, business and life can have fuzzy outcomes. If you approach your business mission with the simple mission of “win”, then that opens a realm of possibilities. A mission or goal statement crystalizes where you want to be at some point in the future.The mission is important, but the process to get there is more important.Here is a mission statement: “I earn $7,000,000 per year through copywriting and public speaking.” Alright. The mission statement is complete. Let’s set back and wait for the money to roll in. Is that how it works? Negative.Mission + Purpose + Process = Success A mission without a strong purpose is useless. Take the above mission statement with the hefty sum of cash. What if the purpose was: “So I can buy 4 Lamborghinis.” Is that a strong purpose? I guess it is if you are a car lover. But, it is very materialistic and will make the money disappear rapidly.Here is a purpose: “So my family can have freedom and to impact other’s lives in a major way.” Is that a strong purpose? I say it is. Freedom from corporations, debt, and the middle-class lie are huge purposes. Can you impact other’s lives in a major way with $7,000,000 per year? You bet you can.Make the purpose huge and the process will come naturallyBig goals require you to do something daily to move you toward them. What if your goal is to bench press 500 pounds? If I write the goal down every day and wish for it, I will get there eventually, right? Wrong. If you establish a process, such as changing your diet, hiring a weight training coach, and lifting five times per week, will you get there then? You increase your odds.Mission statements are important but processes achieve missionsLike Nick Saban, don’t let the mission consume you. Consume yourself with the process of goal attainment.Robert Kiyosaki says, “Invest in systems, not products.” Products and services are great, but the system (process) behind the product creates sales.

Develop a process for goal accomplishment. The goal remains static while the process is fluid. Be flexible in your process to achieve your mission. If you find a weak spot in the process, change the process. To use a cliché, “push the ball forward daily.”This means you should do something now to move you toward your goal. Does that mean continue with a broken process? Don’t be afraid to change how you get there.”Do something to move yourself toward your major goal every day.” -Brian TracyThe question posed in this post is: Which is more important? Mission or processes? Both are equally important. You can’t have a process without a mission. You can’t achieve a mission without a process.I leave you with this: “What happened yesterday is history. What happens tomorrow is a mystery. What we do today makes a difference.” -Nick Saban

What It Takes to Be a Certified With ISO

Benefits of ISO International Standards?

JAS-ANZ International Standards guarantees that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. For companies, they are strategic tools that help reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. They help companies gain access to new markets, in order to bring about equity, for developing countries and facilitate free and fair world trade.

How does JAS-ANZ develop standards?

JAS-ANZ are developed by the people that need them, through a consensus process. Experts from all over the world develop the standards that are required by their sector. This means they reflect a wealth of international experience and knowledge.

The main benefits of JAS-ANZ standards

JAS-ANZ was founded with the idea of answering the fundamental question: “what’s the best way of doing this?”

IMS (integrated management systems)

An integrated management system (IMS) combines all the components which is linked to different enterprises or business in a system, which helps in facilitating management and operation. Quality, environment and safety management systems are generally combined and administered as IMS. These systems are not separate systems but are later merged together, but are integrated with links to similar processes are managed and executed smoothly, without duplication.

As a part of gaining ISO certification it is important to have a good quality management system that not only meets the standards, but it will also improve business processes.


1. Identify your key drivers

Its recommended that a formal is done at a senior management level, your key drivers for implementing a Quality Management System. Such drivers should include improved awareness of the performance of your key processes and the need for continual improvement, as well as any specific customer requirements.

2. Obtain the standard

Purchase a copy of the standard. Search the web for links to relating to your particular sector. Make sure you know the facts from the myths. An illustration, ISO 9001 is applicable to any organization in any industry, not just the manufacturing sector.

3. Define your strategy

To successfully implementation of a Quality Management System, commitment is required from senior management on defining the strategy. Start to formally document a quality policy and objectives following adequate requirements. Ensure that the requirements of the quality policy are measureable to be able to demonstrate continuous improvements.

4. Planning provides resources for

Developing a quality management system requires resources to be made available and realistic timelines allocated ensuring that responsibilities are shared within the organization and not just allocated to the Quality Manager. As the system is developed, this plan should be reviewed by senior management and kept updated. The responsibility for the Quality Management System and the Quality Management representative should be clearly identified. In addition, you may wish to employ a consultant to help develop the system. Make sure that the consultant knows and understands your business and any advice that covers your business as a whole.

5. Know your processes

IS0 9001 requires you to formally describe the interaction between the processes within the management system. This can be achieved by a simple process map specific to

your organization. The map should identify the key processes and also indicate the resources, controls, documentation and records needed to meet your customers’ requirements. Ensure this process map is validated throughout your business to ensure no areas or interactions are missed. As the system is developed this process map should be used, reviewed and updated for its eventual inclusion in the Quality Manual.

6. Determine training needs

ISO 14001, ISO 18001, ASNZ 4801, ISO 27001 requires proper identification of competence requirements for employees coming within the scope of the Quality Management System. Team leaders, employees and internal auditors will all need to meet the requirements of competence, sometimes requiring external training. A range of courses, workshops and seminars are available to meet these needs. Make sure to define how you will demonstrate the effectiveness of training.