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.

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

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.

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

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. Planning doesn’t help and is mostly a waste of time.”

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.

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?

Finding Money for Your Marketing Plan

Women on Business

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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.

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

Communicating Your Project Plan With Stakeholders

Strategy Driven

Read on to discover some of the different ways you can communicate your project plan to them. A project report – Let’s start with the most common communication method that is used for business project plans, and this is a report.

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.

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

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 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.

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

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

Free Business Plans for Small Business Owners and Start-ups

Strategy Driven

Because that’s the thing – your business plan is important. Moreover though, a solid business plan is a living document that will continue to guide your efforts as your business grows. A lot of those mistakes are the result of poor planning.

Three Important Points to Include in Your Business Plan

Strategy Driven

Business plans are a prelude to success, and failing to create one is a mistake that too many small businesses make. To help you achieve a good business plan that will help you succeed, ensure you include these three points: Market Analysis.

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.

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.

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.

Drive Business Results with Communication Planning

leaderCommunicator

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

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.

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

A Getting It Wrong Plan

Leadership Freak

I came across a pony-tailed biker-type guy with a long scruffy beard in a cigar shop. He was a retired union pipefitter that had traveled the country welding pipes in nuclear power plants.… … Continue reading → Failure Personal Growth Solutions Growth Leadership Development leadership success

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.

Business Planning is a Business

Women on 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.

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The End Of Long-Term Planning

Strategy Driven

With the pace of business change today, driven by technology and globalization, long-term plans last about as long as an ice storm in the desert. As military experts put it, plans rarely survive contact with the enemy. You just finished reading The End Of Long-Term Planning !

Succession Planning Development Plans: Skill Gaps or Experience Gaps?

Great Leadership By Dan

Or, you’ve done a position based succession plan for key positions, and identified a slate of 3-4 candidates for each position. Well, unless you create and implement a targeted, robust, realistic, and measurable development plan, all that work will have been for nothing. High potentials or succession planning candidates are rarely “ready now” for a higher level position.

Creating A Life Plan. Today.

Rich Gee Group

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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.

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.

Strategic Planning – How Much Should Organizations Spend on Business Planning?

Strategy Driven

Well-crafted strategic and annual business plans provide a sense of purpose and direction. Given the value strategic and annual business plans represent, how much should be invested in their development? Strategic Planning Warning Flag 1 – Business Unit versus Goal-Based Planning.

10 Succession Planning Best Practices

Great Leadership By Dan

There’s more to succession planning than coming up with lists of candidates for important positions on the back of a cocktail napkin. I’ve been studying succession planning best practices for years. They “connect the dots” – they can clearly articulate the business case for doing succession planning (or the consequences of not doing it). Ask anyone who’s ever been in the thick of a succession planning program.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

For this month’s edition, I asked an all-star cadre of leadership development bloggers, authors, and consultants to submit an answer to the following question: “We all know that individual development plans (IDPs) need to be tailored for each leader.

If an Onboarding Plan is NOT Your Greatest Challenge with New Teammates, What Is?

Great Results Team Building

Every leader invests time in strategy and planning…. The post If an Onboarding Plan is NOT Your Greatest Challenge with New Teammates, What Is? As a team leader or member, one of the greatest challenges you have is welcoming a new teammate and “showing them the ropes.”.