Create Your Personal HoshinTM Map
There is a reason good Hoshin trainers are highly paid: they take simple tools and create magic. I hope this process will spark a little magic in your life, but for that to happen you'll want to take the process step by step as if a trainer were guiding you on what to do next. In other words, trust the process and don't read ahead. Read each step and do it. You'll want to set aside 20 to 60 minutes; if you're pressed for time, the process can be done in two parts.
Step 1: Map Your Present Condition
Place a bold dot on the axis line of each life quality category, indicating how satisfied you are with that aspect of your life. (0=low, 5=average, 10=perfect). Then connect the dots to reveal your present condition.
Step 2: Choose the question you will live
Hoshin almost always starts with a question, and built into the process is the assumption that you have the answers inside you. You want to choose a question that really excites you, where you would feel phenomenal if you woke up living the answer to that question. Your question ought to be concise and …
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America’s Leading Priority Strategist, Matthew Cross is an acclaimed thought leader, speaker, Deming Scholar and Hoshin Kanri strategic alignment specialist. He has authored eight books to date, including The Hoshin Success Compass™, The Golden Ratio Lifestyle Diet™ and The Millionaire's MAP™. See www.LeadershipAlliance.com.