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Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Encouragement » Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 January 1, 2011 in Encouragement , Family , Leadership , Life Plan , Vision with 6 Comments All week I wrote a simple, step-by-step process to writing a life plan for 2011.

Dreams, Goals and Plans

Ron Edmondson

Plans. Dream. Far reaching, seemingly impossible, worthwhile, dependent on faith and huge personal risk, with no guarantee of success. Goals. Defined aspects of realizing the dream. Attainable, stretching and measurable. Action steps written to systematically complete goals.

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The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale! They cannot define a strategy or a plan of action that takes them closer to that grand vision."

The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! No technology or rote process can give you the “correct” plan – BUT a solid process for planning can guide you to the best plan for your team and you.

One Page Business Plan

Tony Mayo

I apologize for the length of this letter/speech/memo/blog post. If I had more time it would have been shorter. That keen insight into effective writing has been attributed to many great communicators, from Virgil to Voltaire. Respect for the reader’s time requires the writer to carefully pare all but the most essential aspects [.]. For Executives Goal Setting

Are You On Track For 2011?

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Are You On Track For 2011? You’ve had 20 days to kick off 2011 the right way. Begin planning NOW for 2012.

My Best Blogs of 2011

In the CEO Afterlife

So, with the help of WordPress analytics and content judgment, here’s my list of the top ’CEO Afterlife’ blogs of 2011. The Nuts and Bolts of the Strategic Plan [link]. Strategic Plans have to start with deep strategic thought and the right conviction. I began blogging about leadership, strategy, marketing and life last February. Frankly, I wasn’t sure whether I could maintain the pace of one blog per week.

How to Achieve Better Gender Balance through Succession Planning and Development

Great Leadership By Dan

There’s a “Diversity” strategy driven from one office, and a succession planning and development strategy driven by another. At the risk of oversimplifying, here’s a 9 step process to improve gender balance through succession planning and development: 1.

When Planning Goes Bad!

Create Learning

Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine. Planning is toted as one of the most important things that Teams and Managers do and I still see many people who really suck at it! Usually something like this is what constitutes for a plan. Planning A change.

LIFE Compensation Plan

Orrin Woodward

The launch of LIFE and the compensation plan for building communities of leaders is finally here! Imagine a compensation plan that doesn't top out at 25%, 35% or even 45%, but rewards through volume discounts up to 50%. It is here.

Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning

Six Disciplines

Are strategic thinking and strategic planning - the same thing? While they certainly related and complementary, thinking strategically and planning strategically are two different concepts. Strategic planning, on the other hand, is a continual planning process that relies on strong strategic thinking. When done correctly, strategic planning is not a one-time or annual event.

Future Scenario Planning

Leading Strategies

The truth is, nobody can precisely predict the future but we can get an idea with a handy improvement tool called “future scenario planning.” You can use scenario planning personally, in a work group or for an entire organization. As a boss, you could choose to use scenario planning to find out more about retention and morale. Future scenario planning is a natural way to consider what might happen “out there” for these and many other possibilities.

Planning; Nothing Magical Just Your Work

Create Learning

Planning is a necessary part of EVERYONES work – having a process that works to get plans started and accomplished greatly eases your stress and increases the likelihood of great work being done. It Unifies the organization and your planning process to make your team and leaders better.

First, the Plan – then the Execution

First Friday Book Synopsis

“If you don’t want to go to Plan B, have a good Plan A.” Alex, on Nikita “I love it when a plan comes together.” Randy's blog entries execution I love it when a plan comes together Michael E. Waddell Nikita planning Ron Hunter Jr. The A-Team Tim Berry Toy Box Leadership: Leadership Lessons from the Toys You Loved as a Child What Makes a Good Plan

First, the Plan – then the Execution

First Friday Book Synopsis

“If you don’t want to go to Plan B, have a good Plan A.” Alex, on Nikita “I love it when a plan comes together.” Randy's blog entries execution I love it when a plan comes together Michael E. Waddell Nikita planning Ron Hunter Jr. The A-Team Tim Berry Toy Box Leadership: Leadership Lessons from the Toys You Loved as a Child What Makes a Good Plan

A Christmas Newsletter from the Edmondson Family 2011

Ron Edmondson

He will graduate a semester early next December and then plans to attend seminary. There have been years it was harder to write those words, but I’m just old enough to know, whether good seasons or bad, God is in control, He has a plan, and all things truly do work for an ultimate good.

November 2011 Edition - Strategy Execution Newsletter - On Managing Processes

Six Disciplines

With each successive pass, the master process helps your workforce learn how to build stronger strategies, plan better, communicate more clearly, and work more effectively together. Business Process Management articles (BPM Institute) (Oct 2011). Welcome to the November issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter from Six Disciplines. In this month's issue, we're focusing on managing processes. Do You Have The "Master Process" In Your Organization?

Leadership Evaluation Summary & Observations 2011

Ron Edmondson

Long-term planning. Related posts: The Team Evaluates the Leader, 2011 Edition. Recently I posted about the annual review process where our team evaluates me in my leadership of Grace Community Church. You can read more about that process in the initial post HERE.)

How To Start Fresh In 2011. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 How To Start Fresh In 2011. We begin to hate ourselves and think we ‘lost our chance’ to change in 2011.

The Usefulness of SWOT Analysis Before Strategic Planning

Six Disciplines

Step Back , is to get your leadership team to use their experience and judgement to begin narrowing the focus of planning toward your organization's most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Leveraging strengths. Minimizing weaknesses. Discovering new opportunities. Managing or eliminating threats. That's what SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) is all about.

Planning Path: Corporate Team Building Activity

Create Learning

Planning is a necessary part of EVERY TEAMS work. Having a process that works to clarify the Planning Path and develop a team process for planning will ensure that results are achieved and everyone on the team does their best work. Planning Path: Corporate TeamBuilding Activity.

10 Reasons NOT to do Succession Planning

Great Leadership By Dan

Succession planning is the systematic assessment and identification of individuals to fill key leadership positions that may or will open up sometime in the future. I’ve listened to speakers and authors say that it’s imperative that every organization do succession planning.

Strategic Analysis and Planning

Rapid BI

When to use Strategic Analysis Strategic planning is the process of developing a shared vision of your organization’s future and deciding upon the major steps you will take to move the organization in that direction. A strategic analysis is one of the key phases and requirements to the development of any strategic plan. Business Article Leadership Management Strategy strategic analysis strategic planning

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Maximizing Possibility

 Today I would like to shift gears and take a look ahead at what the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogging community sees in store for us in 2011.  Below is a great collection of posts containing predictions, resolutions, trends, and thoughts for 2011.

CEO Gary Harpst on Strategic Planning (podcast)

Six Disciplines

Product Management - Part 1: Managing Expectations using a Business Plan

Sidd Gavirneni

The ultimate tool that helps you win this battle is the Business Plan! If written well, after a detailed analysis, your business plan should have covered every aspect of your product's strategic direction - alignment with corporate strategy, the financial analysis, the customer requirements, etc. These are some of the benefits I see for a well-written AND approved business plan. strategy product management product manager business plan expectations

Creating A Life Plan. Today.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Creating A Life Plan. My life plan system is comprised of four areas: Create A Purpose Statement.

The January Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2011 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

This month's edition is a special "Best of 2011" collection of leadership development blog posts from many of our regular Carnival contributors. Tim Vanderpyl, The LeaderLab (submitted by David Burkus): Save a Tree, Stop Strategic Planning. Does Succession Planning backfire?

7 Things Healthy Teams Check at the Door

Ron Edmondson

Leadership Life Plan Organizational Leadership Team Leadership Healthy Teams TeamsAfter a recent staff meeting, I was thinking about what makes our team at Grace Community Church healthy.

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How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps

Ron Edmondson

Christians Devotional Encouragement Faith Life PlanI often encounter people who want to begin a daily quiet time, but they aren’t sure how. It really isn’t as complicated as we often make it out to be.

Culture of Success: Preparation & Planning

The Leadership Advisor

Having a vision is important, but it must be complemented by preparation and planning. With a vision must come a plan. The preparation and planning isn’t to be done behind closed doors either.

Succession planning involves much more than succession

First Friday Book Synopsis

For reasons that continue to elude me (other than naiveté and myopia), leaders of most organizations still do not realize that succession planning involves much more than succession. In my opinion, these are the key points to keep in mind. Actively recruit for the talent, skills, temperament, and experience that you will need next [.].

Plan:Do:Check:Act: Team Building Processing & De-Briefing

Create Learning

Individuals on teams when involved in challenges are really close to the problem and taking a Plan:Do:Check:ACT (PDCA) break will create clarity and teach a model of action steps and solutions finding in real-time examples. Here is the model; Plan.

My Advice: Don’t Always Give People an Answer

Ron Edmondson

Encouragement Family Life Plan Ministry ParentingI have a theory I practice often. I’ve been using it for many years…as a father, a friend, and a pastor. It’s not always what people come looking to me for, but I think it’s the best practice.

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Temporal Orientations: Time Matters in Planning

LDRLB

Planning advocates provide little assistance to the administrator in meeting these challenges. Vague statements about planned change, elaborate schematic drawings of the planning function, diverse planning models, and five-year plans that are in fact “shelf-documents” created for evaluation agencies or for year-end reports offer minimal assistance to top-level managers as they respond to internal and external governance systems”.

The Demise of Strategic ANNUAL Planning

Six Disciplines

A while back, Harvard Business Review published an article: Stop making plans; start making decisions. Most executives view traditional strategic planning as worthless. Second, it unfolds unit by unit—with executive committee members visiting one unit at a time to review their strategic plans. First - don't view strategic planning as just an ANNUAL event! Use continuous issues-focused strategic planning - at least quarterly.

Execute a Plan Vs. Execute With Agiliy

Utpal Writes

Do you love plans? Do you think that the more perfect your plan, better your chances of success? Consider the following tale which is true unfortunately: In 2011, Rick founded his startup with an aim of developing a Mobile App that he thought will change the world.

10 Things You Can’t Change and 10 Things You Can

Ron Edmondson

Change Culture Encouragement Family Life PlanThere are some things we can’t change and some things we can. Learning the difference and adjusting accordingly is in large part one of the secret’s of a happy life.

Favorites of 2011: Team Building & Leadership activities / simulations

Create Learning

With the end of the year approaching, this week is a great to share some of my favorites of 2011. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Activities + Simulations 2011. Planning Path. Real-Time planning at the location of the problem to be solved. Plan:Do:Check:Act.

The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles for Third Quarter, 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

Once again and to its great credit, The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey and Company, has created online access the Top Ten articles for third quarter (2011) as selected by its readers. In case you missed them, you can now check them out and join the conversation. Here are brief descriptions [.].