How to Plan Like a Leader, Part II


A preview to the webinar on Wednesday, February 27

Setting a goal is not the main thing.
It is deciding how you will go about achieving it.

Tom Landry, NFL Hall of Fame Coach

Which do you ponder more, your goal or how to reach it?

Especially while navigating change, when anxiety and stress is higher, it’s essential to give less time and energy to thinking about your objective.

That’s right, less time.

Assuming you have a plan, well-thought-out, in writing, and with clearly identified strategies and tactics, you’ll be more productive and successful when you spend only 3% of your time and energy contemplating your goal.

Here’s why:

One of the main purposes of your goal is to ignite your passion for what to achieve. That passion will effectively reduce the negative affects of change, which are the counterproductive results of emotions and cortisol. In turn, you’ll increase your ability to take action.

The purpose of the strategies and tactics … those action items which will achieve your goal … is to get you there. Therefore, spend 97% of your time and energy on those.

Think of it this way:

It takes an average of just 3% of a gallon of gas to operate your car for one minute.* That fuel fires-up the engine to run.

Now it’s up to you to navigate the car to your destination: accelerate, make the turns, swerve out of the way of pot holes and other drivers distracted by the latest text on their phone, then brake as you safely arrive. That deserves and requires 97% of you.

For more on this and how to plan like a leader, join me for the half-hour webinar this Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Details are below.

Meanwhile, I encourage you create a plan. In writing. And PLAN TO BE YOUR BEST …As You Navigate Change.


What You’ll Learn

   The nine components of a strategic plan and how they work together

   Where to begin and how to focus your time and energy

   Three tips on how to brainstorm the right way

   How to lead yourself and others through a planning process

   Plus, this includes a review of all 8 leadership strategies in the PLAN TO BE YOUR BEST methodology, and the role they play in helping leaders and their teams triumph over change