How to Plan Like a Leader, Part I

When driving or navigating change, planning is essential. Here are four critical steps to ensure the success of your strategic planning process.

Walk this way

Halfway through a 48-hour footrace in California, a world-class runner named Ray came up alongside of Ethan and said, “Do you mind walking with me for a minute? I have a question for you.”

I’m proud of you; keep up the good work

“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything,” is the quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe which illustrates the importance of leaders being encouraging.

How do you define being your best?

The BOLD leadership strategy in PLAN TO BE YOUR BEST …As You Navigate Change is designed to equip you to be bold in your planning and leading, and be assertive in the way you communicate.

The time to plan and the time to act is now

One of the objectives of leadership strategy “NOW” is to make it possible for you to trade inefficient time and work – which balloons when change is taking place – for regaining control, increasing productivity, more time to do what you need and want to do.

I don’t have time to plan.

Several hours into a workshop, just as 50 bank executives and I are getting into the thick of the fourth leadership strategy (Now) in “PLAN TO BE YOUR BEST”, I see a hand rise up. Aha, I thought, I love challenging comments.