Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway

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Eisenhower told a roomfull of military planners that "plans are worthless." The post Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Planning and Organizing RapidStart Leadership Blog eisenhower problem solving

How to plan simply for 2021

Lead Change Blog

The post How to plan simply for 2021 appeared first on Lead Change. Personal Development 2021 plan Change creator mindset Goal Setting goal-setting process goals Planning priorities thought processYou maybe have not yet set out your goals for 2021, just like any other year. Of course, like 2020, 2021 will not be any other year. Here in the UK, we started the year with our third national lockdown. So, these are not ordinary times. How to address setting goals in that context?

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Choices to focus your business plan

Lead Change Blog

Here are 3 sets of closely related choices – areas of focus – to help make sure you get the most from your business plan. I recently met with a CEO to organize a strategic planning meeting with his leadership team. When I asked what success looked like for the planning meeting, he held up his list of the top 10 pain points his company wants to resolve. The post Choices to focus your business plan appeared first on Lead Change.

Strategic Planning Tool: How to Engage Your Team in Better Conversation

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re like many leaders we talk with, you’ve been on such a fast pivot this year, you may not have had all the strategic planning time you’d hoped for.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

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

Do Leaders Need to Change Their Plans to Address the New COVID-19 Strains?

Lead Change Blog

Should leaders pivot their plans due to the possible impact of the new COVID strains – coming from the UK, South Africa, and elsewhere , and discovered across the US – on their businesses? Yet another element of these brand-new strains should make you much more ready to change your plans: they’re a lot more infectious. Review your most current business continuity plan to prepare for the Spring and Summer.

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. Whether you had a good or bad year, it is important to answer the above questions to enable you to document and, more importantly, come up with a plan that will help you navigate the upcoming year. There are two ways of approaching the upcoming year: create a concrete plan that you can follow or go with the flow.

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. Make Succession Planning a Priority. In my opinion, succession planning is a top priority for every leader. True leaders are hard to come by.

Three Critical Questions for Strategic Planning

General Leadership

The post Three Critical Questions for Strategic Planning appeared first on General Leadership. Guest Posts executive leadership Leadership Leading Leaders Mickey Addison performance Planning strategic plan success TeamGeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford.

Are You Planning for When the Storm Passes?

Lead Change Blog

Then, I have a few who see this as a passing storm, which requires clear thinking and planning for when their company emerges from that storm. The post Are You Planning for When the Storm Passes? Professional Development crisis future Growth Mindset perspective PlanningThe past four weeks here in the UK have been unlike anything we have seen before.

Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

GeneralLeadership.com Growth Plan

General Leadership

The post GeneralLeadership.com Growth Plan appeared first on General Leadership. Curator Posts article audio blog CGO chief curator Growth officer plan podcast soundbite stricklin video It is the responsibility of every employee to report back to his or her supervisors what they have learned and allow the organization to benefit from that experience. As military members, we work for the American taxpayer.

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.

Burn the Business Plan

Leading Blog

I F YOU ARE THINKING of starting a business—and apparently nine million Americans are currently thinking about it and only about 500,000 actually do each year—you will want to read Burn the Business Plan by Carl Schramm. What these high-tech startups have in common with all other entrepreneurs is that they don’t follow a business plan. The detailed and rigid planning of your typical formal business plan is of little value once the business gets underway.

How to Write a Professional Development Plan

Strategy Driven

The path to success always comes with a proper plan. That is the reason why a development plan may help people reach their goals more effectively. Yet, many people don’t know how to write a professional development plan. Fifth Step: Check the Plan Once Again.

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. For career and business success, it’s worth pursuing a middle ground—one where we take calculated risks but have a fallback strategy in case Plan A craters. I found myself wondering if better contingency planning could have mitigated the damage. Some people miss out on life’s opportunities.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Why You Should Start Estate Planning Today

Strategy Driven

Planning ahead is important in order to make sure your assets are dispersed in the way you intended. An estate plan is an important plan to have at any stage in life. The Importance of an Estate Plan. The Pieces of Your Estate Plan.

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? Planning and Organizing 42 branch rickey leadership planning planning to be lucky problem solvingHe said, “Luck is the residue of design.” Who was it, and what did he mean?

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. The post The Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail” appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Guest Post Gleb Tsipursky

How to strategically plan for your business’s future

Strategy Driven

Business planning can save time and money in the long run. Sharing your business plan with your employees can help to direct and motivate them as well. A business plan should be a flexible and dynamic template that changes with the industry.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Are You Falling for the Myth of "Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail"?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dr. Gleb Tsipursky: You probably heard the advice for entrepreneurs that “failing to plan is planning to fail.” Making plans is important, but our gut reaction is to plan for the best-case outcomes, ignoring the high likelihood that things will go wrong. A much better phrase is “failing to plan for problems is planning to fail.” To address the very high likelihood that problems will crop up, you need to plan for contingencies.

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 […]. The post The Planning Doing Cycle appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Leadership Leading Change Team Effectiveness Involvement Planning Team Charter

2020 Exit Planning Checklist

Strategy Driven

So, there is no better time to begin planning for the inevitable than the present. The earlier you begin planning, the more options you will have for a successful exit. However, like any strategic plan, it can be difficult to know how and where to begin. What is your post-exit “life-plan”? Business owners can often regret leaving when lacking a plan for life that replaces the sense of purpose and meaning they experienced in building their business.

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 LeadershipThis business process management software makes it easier to manage a complex business because integrated applications help automate a number of back office functions and coordinate all operations.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

How To Plan The Details When Creating A Business Plan

Joseph Lalonde

However, many of the skills can be learned or developed over time, as long as you have the […] The post How To Plan The Details When Creating A Business Plan appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Getting your business idea off the ground takes several key personality traits. While the opportunity to open a business may well be there for many people, few will have the right attributes to make it a success.

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. Now is the time to plan marketing, strategic growth and revenue opportunities. Many new leaders have a 3-month, 6-month, and first-year game plan to create impact in their new role.

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

Corporate Event Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Strategy Driven

With this in mind, you can’t afford to make mistakes when planning an event for your company. You should never start planning an event without a clear goal and objective. While you might have a plan for the event , it may not be what the attendees want to experience.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

The Key to Succession Planning for Family-run Businesses

HR Digest

The long-term survival of private, owner-managed, or family-owned businesses, will depend upon a clear and early focus on strategic succession planning. Developing a strong leadership pipeline with succession planning. Featured Leadership Strategy succession plan succession planning

Business Planning is a Business

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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.

FREE Goal Planning Toolkit!

Survive Your Promotion

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. These tools, as well as access to the Management Essentials Online course, are free with any coaching plan. Did you know that only 8% of people complete their New Year’s resolutions?

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No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Cy Wakeman proposes a radically different approach to HR leadership. Changing the ways leaders think and the strategies they use in their work is a serious and critical economic issue. Leaders should help others develop the great mental processes they need to eliminate self-imposed suffering and choose to be accountable for driving results.

Nuke Plan “B”

Leadership Freak

You don’t need more options. Options distract focus, drain energy, and paralyze progress. Life is richer when failure matters. Vibrancy results from courageously choosing a path and closing the door on the rest.… … Continue reading → Courage Decisions Failure Fear Taking others higher fear of failure Leadership

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. However, planning communications is often the key to employees having the information and context they need to help an organization or team achieve its vision and goals. Internal Communication Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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. In the transition from idea on paper to success in the real world, refining the plan though testing is probably one of the smartest things … Refining the Plan: Hamburgers on the Tennis Court? The post Refining the Plan: Hamburgers on the Tennis Court?

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.

Change Management Communication: 5 Step Planning Guide

leaderCommunicator

Organizations going through change naturally focus on the project being implemented – what has to be done by when to complete the action plan. They often don’t give as much thought to what people need to do differently to achieve the desired results. Yet most organizational change won’t succeed without employees somehow adopting new ways of working. What is Change Management Communication and Why is it Important? Communicating Change