The Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Most planning is for the best-case outcomes, ignoring the high probability that something will go wrong. Failing to plan for problems leads to disasters that could have been avoided.

Reflection and Planning

Lead Change Blog

It is important to capture what did not work, because you can learn from the lessons to avoid the same mistakes, or come up with a plan on how you will improve yourself. There are two ways of approaching the upcoming year: create a concrete plan that you can follow or go with the flow.

Do You Believe in the Planning Fairy?

Lead Change Blog

What about the Planning Fairy? Sure, you may say you don’t believe in the Planning Fairy, but your behavior might say something different. You might believe in the planning fairy without even knowing it. With homage to Jeff Foxworthy, here are ways to tell if you might believe in the planning fairy. You might believe in the planning fairy if you believe planning should take as long as necessary to get all the facts. Leadership myths Planning

Succession Planning: A Critical Priority

Lead Change Blog

At some point a succession plan must be prepared to ensure that the company continues to be successful. The following are key to success of the transition: A proper plan must be in place to enable the successor to learn the ropes and step in when the time comes.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

Planning to Be Lucky: Are We Betting on the Wrong Thing?

RapidStart Leadership

Can we really plan to be lucky? All that and more in … Planning to Be Lucky: Are We Betting on the Wrong Thing? The post Planning to Be Lucky: Are We Betting on the Wrong Thing? He said, “Luck is the residue of design.” Who was it, and what did he mean?

Three Critical Questions for Strategic Planning

General Leadership

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The Planning Doing Cycle

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Rarely will you have the luxury of time to plan everything out before you start a new project or change initiative. However, jumping ahead with no plans is a recipe for disaster. Instead of planning and then […].

Managers: What’s Your Plan B?

Lead Change Blog

Others, full of optimism, forge ahead with gusto, experience meteoric success, and later face a precipitous change in fortune due to a circumstance that could have been planned for. I found myself wondering if better contingency planning could have mitigated the damage.

Why Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Work

Lead Change Blog

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a billion dollar business for good reason. An ERP management information system integrates areas such as planning, purchasing, inventory, sales, marketing, finance and human resource. Resources enterprise enterprise resource planning Leadership

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

A 30-60-90 Day Plan For New Leaders

Lead Change Blog

I have realized over the years that the most effective way for a leader to create results and build culture is to adopt a rolling focus, 30-60-90 day game plan. At the same time, immerse yourself into the company culture: values, mission, goals, and current (if any) strategic plans.

Disaster and Contingency Planning Lessons from the ICU

Lead Change Blog

In a hospital, lives are saved or lost long before patients’ treatment plans are written and implemented. Planning is Impersonal. Are you a leader tasked with planning for routine operations along with the response when routines are disrupted in ways big or small? When Plans Fail. It’s inaccurate to accuse Memorial Hospital of not having a disaster plan. If you are a line employee, acquaint yourself with your organization’s contingency and disaster plans.

A Succession Planning Template

Great Leadership By Dan

Succession planning is critical in order to ensure the long-term success of any organization. See my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership for a template that contains all of the most common data elements of a good succession plan. succession plan succession planning template

Contingency Planning | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While this is understandable, it is nonetheless naive, and it constitutes a major flaw in the business logic of most strategic plans. This is so much the case that the most often overlooked aspect of strategic planning is adequately addressing contingencies as part of the planning process.

Refining the Plan: Hamburgers on the Tennis Court?

RapidStart Leadership

How do you know if your plan will work? Having a solid plan is one thing; knowing that it will work is something entirely different. The post Refining the Plan: Hamburgers on the Tennis Court?

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

FREE Goal Planning Toolkit!

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The best thing you can do for your personal and professional development is build your goal planning skills. To help you do that, I’m offering a five part goal planning toolkit completely FREE! SMART Goal Planning Template. 1 Year Goal Planning Matrix.

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Succession Planning: Not Just for Older Leaders

N2Growth Blog

It is clear once again that planned CEO succession is necessary. CEO Profiles Crisis Management Operations & Strategy Success CEO Onboarding CEO Succession Planning Dell Computers Dell Computers CEO Micahel Dell Offboarding Succession Planning

Leadership Inspirations – Planning

Strategy Driven

“You can never plan the future by the past.” ” Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797). Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher. Leadership Inspirations buisness quote inspirational quote leadership quote strategydriven

Strategic planning must change with the times

N2Growth Blog

If you’re frustrated by your organization’s current strategic planning and execution processes or the outcomes from that work, you’re not alone. Planning Horizon: Old paradigm strategic planning has been historically focused on a long term horizon, usually between 3-5 years.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

One action that we recommend is to put together a plan that outlines the. your plan include: • How innovation fits into your company’s long-term strategy and goals • The key benefits (short and long-term) of an innovative culture and how. 11 Proven Ways to. Turn Your Culture Into.

Three Things Your Remote Leaders Need to Plan for Next Year

Kevin Eikenberry

The post Three Things Your Remote Leaders Need to Plan for Next Year appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Ready or not, here comes 2019. If there is a time of year that leaders have the most to do, this might be it.

Tips For Planning A Successful Business Event

Strategy Driven

Organizing a successful business event takes time and careful planning, whether you’re holding a small event for 20 people, or arranging a huge company-wide conference for hundreds of attendees. You need to plan carefully to ensure that every necessary element of your event is covered.

Free Individual Development Plan (IDP) Template

Great Leadership By Dan

The most popular post on this blog continues to be one of my first posts written in 2008 called How to Write a Great Individual Development Plan (IDP). Development Actions: This section is the heart of the development plan. Notes on Progress, Lessons Learned: A development plan should be a living document that is discussed throughout the year and updated as needed. development goals free template IDP individual development plan leadership development plan

Making Succession Planning “Real”

Great Leadership By Dan

This question from Jen: “How do you make succession planning a ‘real thing’? We’ve begun a focus on Individual Development Planning – and it is my main cause in life to move names on the chart. Any guidance or best practices around making succession planning real would be very helpful.” Succession planning without development is only a hypothetical exercise. And if you can’t build a compelling case, maybe succession planning just isn’t a priority.

Succession Planning Basics: the Template

Great Leadership By Dan

I’ve written posts on how to do succession planning , why do succession planning, why not to do succession planning , how to achieve better gender balance through succession planning , and a boatload of other posts on the topic. method of succession planning.

Corporate Training for Your Company | 3 Step Plan

Career Advancement

Patrice knew she needed to get serious about succession planning. As part of this plan, she wanted to hire a corporate trainer to help the aspiring leaders by giving them the tools they needed for the next level.

How to Start Planning for Your Succession

Lead from Within

Business leaders always ask me, when is a good time to start planning their succession, and I usually answer the day you become the leader. So if you are wondering how to start planning for your succession, this is how.

Pause Before You Plan

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

→ Read More: Pause Before You Plan The post Pause Before You Plan appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. This is a lovely moment. The darkest day of the darkest week of the year in the northern hemisphere.

7 Elements of a Strategic Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s been said that “a vision without a plan is just a dream. A plan without a vision is just drudgery. But a vision with a plan can change the world.” Read my latest post over at About.com to learn the 7 basic elements of a strategic plan : vision, mission, SWOT analysis, core values, goals, objectives, and action plans. goals mission planning strategy vision

Write Down a Great Plan for Your Team

Lead Change Blog

Strategic planning is one of the main elements of successful leadership. But how do you write a great plan for your team? We’ll lead you through specific steps that will help you write a great plan that will push every member of your team to a successful outcome. Understand the Concept of a Project Management Plan. You’re not providing a strategic organizational plan for your team. You’re giving them something else: a project management plan.

A Getting It Wrong Plan

Leadership Freak

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How to be Successful: The 9,051-Step Plan

RapidStart Leadership

The post How to be Successful: The 9,051-Step Plan appeared first on. RapidStart Leadership Blog Take Action Written Blog achievement goals planning steps successCan you imagine climbing a staircase that is one mile high? Seems like a lot, right?

8 Tips to Leading a Great Strategic Planning Session

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Patrick Thean : In business, a leader’s ability to strategically plan for the company’s future is of the highest importance. Your company will not be successful if you don’t have the strategies and execution plans in place to reach your objectives.

Finding Money for Your Marketing Plan

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Individual Plans vs. Employer Health Insurance

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Drive Business Results with Communication Planning

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While important initiatives always have a game plan behind them, daily communications between leaders and employees are often unplanned or buried beneath other pressing business priorities. Internal Communication Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Business Planning is a Business

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What’s Your Plan For The New Year?

Joseph Lalonde

Do you have a plan in place to make 2015 the best year ever? You can still have a plan for the new year and rock it out. Why Having A Plan Is A Good Idea. The number one reason people don’t make a change is because they haven’t planned on making a change.

A 5-Step Training Plan to Think like a Navy SEAL

Great Leadership By Dan

Here is a five-pronged plan for you: 1. Guest post from Mark Divine : The world is more complex and faster than ever.

The Main Reasons Strategic Planning Fails

Nathan Magnuson

Human Resources Leadership Organizational Effectiveness planning Strategic PlanningWhen I was a college student, my New Venture Studies class had the opportunity to advise a local resident starting his own coffee shop.