The time to plan and the time to act is now.

A recap from last week’s webinar on the “NOW” leadership strategy.

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

These four questions will help you do that and directly contribute to your planning.

What does success look like to you?
Identifying this is essential. Before any additional planning takes place, answer this, clearly and concisely. Write it down. Now you have a vision.

What do you need to acclaim?
Recognize what’s going well. Make a list of those things worthy of keeping in place and may deserve being strengthened. Embrace them.

What do you need to discard?
Pinpoint what needs to be shed. Steve Jobs discarded 70% of Apple’s products in 1997; a significant move and part of Apple’s success story. Likewise, you and your company may need to discard non-profitable products or services. You may have a client that isn’t really a good match for you. There may be an unproductive habit or process holding you back. Now’s the time to add to your plan what needs to be scrapped.

What can you do now; what are the options?
Brainstorm! Brainstorm with a team of people. The more the better. Yet expect this: the best brainstorming takes place when you’re alone. But be sure to use a sound, proven brainstorming model to set the stage for that. Let me know if you need one. Your planning needs a list of options, and in doing so, you’ll see both possibilities and a renewed energy in your efforts.

Action is the foundational key to all success.

Pablo Picasso

Spanish Painter, Poet, Playwright

Picasso’s quote is so true. And still, actions need to be carefully considered and formed to chase your primary vision and goals.

I hope you’ll apply these questions so you may PLAN TO BE YOUR BEST …As You Navigate Change.

Learn more about how your brand, teams and you can improve performance, increase productivity and invigorate employee engagement by contacting Rick Cram at 617-500-0006.