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Plan for your best year - tips and strategies to make the most of your year.
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(posted: July 11th, 2013)
It seems like yesterday my clients and I were just creating their strategic plans and goals for the year, and now suddenly we're more than halfway through 2013.
Have you managed to stay on track to reach your goals as planned?
Or have they slipped into the background, overwhelmed by the day-to-day demands of the business?
My clients find that when we do regular check-ins (ideally every 90 days) they are significantly more likely to succeed with their goals.
They say that the definition of insanity is:
Doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.
Yet, ironically, this is exactly what many organizations find themselves doing.
Developing your strategic plan and then going for it will get you off that treadmill to nowhere.
Companies often fail to appreciate the necessity of having a simple, clear, succinct strategy statement that everyone can internalize and use as a guiding line for making difficult choices.
With a clear definition, formulation becomes inevitably easier because the executives and leaders know what they are trying to create. Implementation becomes much simpler, because the essence of the strategy can be readily communicated and easily internalized by everyone in the organization.
Strategic planning is not just for the "big guys". It's not only the Intels and Googles who benefit from defining their goals and following a plan. These are tools that can be used by any team, any leader, any sized organization, or even any individual, to successfully achieve goals.
You can find more on planning here: Future Focused Strategic Planning For Success
So let's get you get back on target to cross the finish line in first place this year.
(Psst: For those of you who didn't create any plan at all, it's never too late.)
Don't panic, and remember that a strong sense of where you are going, combined with specific steps or actions, can create a kind of magic of purpose to speed your success.
#1. Start by carving out time to review your strategic plan and/or goals with your team, or to think about what you intended to do this year.
#2. Next, answer the following questions:
There's more on some of these ideas in my previous blog post: Design Your Best Year Ever
KLR is here to help! Give us a call (650) 578-9626 or email, and we can create a custom strategic check in tailored to your needs. Your 30-minute consultation is always FREE.