Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway

RapidStart Leadership

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

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.

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The Strategic Planning Process

Thought Leaders LLC

Laying out your organization’s strategic plan can be overwhelming. Follow these steps to keep your strategic planning process simple and effective. . Strategic planning is an inherently simple process.

7 Reasons You Need to Plan Less and Others Need to Plan More

Leadership Freak

Those who make the plan make the plan work. But when leaders make the plan, they encounter skepticism, reluctance or resistance.

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.

I now pronounce you … in need of a plan.

Lead Change Blog

The post I now pronounce you … in need of a plan. Leadership action plan business plan implementation plan Planning project manager Project planning weddingI tracked the RSVPs for my daughter’s May wedding like a hawk. During the several-week period when people’s responses were arriving in my mailbox, I would fastidiously add the “number accepted” or “number declined” to the Google doc my daughter and I were using to track the final attendance tally.

Training Plans and Training Plan Templates

Rapid BI

How to write a training plan. Provides an outline of a training plan & what it should include. sample training plans). The post Training Plans and Training Plan Templates appeared first on RapidBI.

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?

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.

100 Day Plan for New Leaders (Examples + Template)

leaderCommunicator

Guest Bloggers Leadership Effectiveness & PlanningWhen I dropped my son off at school on his first day of kindergarten, he looked at me and said, “I can’t wait to not be new anymore.”

The Benefits of a Business Plan Service

Strategy Driven

Not every business has a business plan, not because they don’t need one but because they don’t have the skills or knowledge to create it. That’s where a business plan service can help, these services offer a professional solution to business planning, so you get it right first time.

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.

Communicating Your Strategic Plan to Employees

leaderCommunicator

You spend hours as a management team working tirelessly on your organization’s strategic plan. You leave your two-day meeting confident in your strategic plan and energized about your path forward. Leadership Communication Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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

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.

Planning a successful MBO?

Strategy Driven

How do you plan a successful MBO? An MBO or MBI can give you the opportunity to step up from senior manager to business owner. What is an MBO and why might a business go for a MBO.

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Organizational Learning – The Influencing Dynamics Of Scenario Planning

Tanveer Naseer

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competition advantage” – Jack Welch.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Training Plan Template – sample 1

Rapid BI

How to write a Training Plan, this article provides a template for managers, trainers and learning professionals to construct their own training plan. The post Training Plan Template – sample 1 appeared first on RapidBI.

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.

You Don't Need a Change Management Plan

David Grossman

And it’s the reason that the answer for many organizations is consistent: “we need a change management plan.”. Organizations are facing more changes than ever. And it’s just not just change they’re facing, but a fundamental shift of power from employer to employee.

Avoid These 5 Strategic Planning Risks

Thought Leaders LLC

Create better strategic plans by avoiding these five common mistakes. Strategic planning takes a lot of time and energy. Here are some warning signs that you can look for to determine if your strategic planning process is flawed.

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.

Understanding the Principles of Strategic Planning

Thought Leaders LLC

Learn about the three principles of strategic planning and how they can focus your efforts. What is a strategic plan, and why is it important? A strategic plan defines what your organization stands for.

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 Smart Leaders Help a Team Work Better Together: Plan Breakdowns

Let's Grow Leaders

You can prepare and make your team work better together by planning for these breakdowns and turning them into opportunities for growth and connection. 4 Ways to Make a Team Work Better Together by Planning for Breakdowns. Plan for and Train Recovery. Planned Failure.

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.

Coherence and Confusion with decision making and planning

Mike Cardus

With planning and decision-making, things get confusing. The post Coherence and Confusion with decision making and planning appeared first on mikecardus.com. Innovation Leadership Development Organization Development coherence confusion decision making planning work complexity

9 Key Elements of a Flawless Gym Business Plan

Strategy Driven

A gym business plan becomes of great help in ensuring nothing is overlooked when establishing and running the operation. The plan serves as a formal document that outlines the different aspects of the business. The plan serves as a road map for the organization.

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.

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.

Get Promoted at Work | Your 10-Point Plan

Career Advancement

Devise a plan for getting to know key decision-makers who determine who gets a promotion. Want to revamp your own plan for promotion—or need some guidance on getting started? “When there are hiring decisions and promotion decisions to be made, people are hungry for data.” Oren Etzioni.

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.

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.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

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 to Have a Great Personal Planning Retreat

Next Level Blog

This is the week when Diane and I are taking our annual personal planning retreat together. Take Time to Review and Reflect – When we get down to the planning part, Diane and I each have our favorite approaches for reviewing and reflecting on the year that’s ending.

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.

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.

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.