Fast Growth Causes Far Too Many Problems

By: Jenn LeVineSun, Mar 12, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

This is exactly why Rhythm was created! Fast growth causes far too many problems.

I was reading the news on my lunch break today, and I was shocked to find out that Nasty Gal, formerly a vintage store on eBay transformed into a multi-million dollar online retailer, was bankrupt! WHAT?? What could have happened? I was intrigued because the founder, Sophia Amoruso, was a Spotlight Speaker at HubSpot’s Inbound15 that I attended. At the time, she was the fastest growing online retailer in the country! Her whole story is just so interesting. She came from nothing. She had a creative vision and built a brand that was popular with millennials. She caught the attention of Silicon Valley, Forbes named her “Fashion’s New Phenom,” and she even wrote a book, #GIRLBOSS.

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Topics: Strategic Planning, Execution, Rhythm, Execution Planning

Got Rhythm? Rhythm Methodology Top 10 List (Infographic)

By: Jessica WishartThu, Feb 9, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

At Rhythm Systems, we’ve helped hundreds of mid-market companies achieve breakthroughs and get more initiatives done successfully. We've developed supporting software and lots of tools, and our consultants love to dive deep with clients and work on business challenges using multiple weapons. It can get pretty complex. Patrick Thean wrote a book about it, and we even designed a Certification program to teach the world. But, truthfully, what we do is simple. We've boiled it down to 10 simple statements.

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Topics: Rhythm

4 Rhythm Habits You Can Improve (Video)

By: Nicole HradekThu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

At Breakthrough Conference 2016, there was a breakout session called Rhythm Hacks, Tips, and Tricks presented by yours truly! It was a great workshop where I hope I was able to deliver little secrets that you may not have known about our software. But, since not everyone who reads our blogs uses Rhythm software, I thought I would share part of my session that can apply to all Rhythm fans!

From helping clients and seeing their dashboards, I’ve come up with a list of things that most teams could improve. Even if you don’t use the Rhythm software but implement Rhythm habits (i.e., Weekly Adjustment Meetings, Red-Yellow-Green), these may be some easy adjustments to make your and your team’s execution more robust.

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Topics: Rhythm, Breakthrough Conference

A Holiday Gift For Our Subscribers

By: Alicia CrokeMon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

We are so happy you subscribe our blog. We love sharing content that we hope you enjoy and find helpful on your journey to grow your business with purpose.

It's the most wonderful time of the year, or at least that's my opinion. As many of our readers know, at Rhythm Systems, we love being generous and sharing gifts throughout the year! We even had a Friendsgiving recently to share our newest book Predictable Results.

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Topics: Rhythm, Predictable Results

Why Rhythm Systems is One of the Best Places to Work in Charlotte (Video)

By: Cindy PraegerThu, Dec 8, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

I was ecstatic when I learned that Rhythm Systems was being recognized as one of the best places to work in Charlotte. I would also love to congratulate all the other winners, including our long-time client, AvidXchange. Our team ranked 7th in the Charlotte Business Journal Best Places to Work Program this year! In my mind, this award has been a long time coming. When Patrick Thean and I started this company ten years ago, we made a conscious effort to make our workplace inviting and fun!

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Topics: People, Rhythm

4 Habits of Highly Successful Rhythm Companies

By: Tiffany ChepulThu, Oct 13, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Patterns are an "easy button" for success. If you want to be good at something, look for the patterns from people who have already figured it out. Highly successful people are masters at identifying and using patterns to their advantage. Therefore, it was no surprise that a CEO, new to Rhythm, asked me: "What do other really successful Rhythm companies do differently?" 

It's a powerful question. What do they do that we can do better?

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Topics: Rhythm

3 Rhythms to Grow Your Business

By: Chris CosperWed, Aug 3, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Growing a successful business is complicated, messy, and hard. Just when you think you’ve got everything under control, your customers are happy, your margins are okay, and your people seem to know what they’re doing, you wake up one morning and find that everything that seemed to be working so well yesterday doesn’t make any sense today. What on earth happened? Things were going so well! You hit a new ceiling of complexity, that’s what happened. We know these ceilings of complexity are out there, in theory, but in reality, they seem to always come as a surprise. You opened one more office, launched one more product, tried one new supplier, encountered one new competitor, had to deal with one more industry rule… and everything changed.

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Topics: Rhythm

Use Rhythm Certification to Up Your Game

By: Tiffany ChepulWed, Jul 6, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

At the beginning of 2016, all Rhythm software users gained access to the Rhythm Certification Program as part of their subscription. To date, we now have hundreds of users and teams who have accelerated their own learning and maximized their Rhythm investment just by utilizing this resource!

With a few quarters of Rhythm Certification under our belt, we’ve noticed some patterns and best practices emerge from our incredibly smart clients. These simple ideas make sense for all levels of the organization, from the executive team to front-line employees.

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Topics: Rhythm

Real Examples of How to Use Planning Notes

By: Liz McBrideThu, Apr 7, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Thomas H., one of our subscribers, asked, "What are some best practices on the planning notes features in Rhythm software?"

You're busily entering your KPIs and Priorities for the quarter and notice a little tab on each that says Planning Notes. You may wonder, What's that for?

Or, maybe you’re in the Annual or Quarterly Planning screen in Rhythm and staring at two blank boxes used to capture Pre-Session Notes and Post-Session Notes, and you wonder: What would I put in there? Why are they divided into Pre- and Post-Session? Why not just have one box called NOTES and call it a day? 

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Topics: Quarterly Planning, Rhythm

5 Ways to Make Action Items Work for You (Video)

By: Liz McBrideMon, Mar 7, 2016 @ 09:00 AM
Thomas H., one of our subscribers, asked, "What are some best
practices on the Action List features in Rhythm software?"

I’ve always been a dreamer - enjoying the view from 10,000 feet as I envision the future. Although they are sometimes a buzz kill, I need to be surrounded by realists who pull me down to 5,000 feet with detailed plans on how to actually get there. Action Items are my realists - they are the reality check to my dreamy plans.

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Topics: Rhythm