The half step between planning and execution

Somewhere in the half step between planning and execution something is lost. One of the things I teach my clients is the need for delivery and consistency.  When you are looking at your plan, it is a fair question to ask yourself if the steps and ideas you are laying out are likely to be implemented. If they aren’t, you …

Setting priorities

Since we are in an on-demand, all the time sort of world, I am often asked about time management.  In fact, I have been putting together a program on time management for business services professionals that I will be delivering for Barbri to law firms around the country…which is what made this poignant to me.  Back to time management… The …

Close or far?

The thing about most of our business processes and marketing processes is this…we get bogged down in where we are and how far or close we are to something.  Close or far can be an illusion…and one that drives us to do things that don’t serve our larger goals.  I think the challenge is that whether we are close or …

3 questions to ask during the project planning stage…

When you are thinking about any project and you are getting ready…you need to spend some time planning.  Here are 3 questions you really need to ask to make sure your projects are focused in the right direction…. 1. What is the project all about? 2. Should we do this project? 3. How should we go about this project? Please …

Not a better list…

As a practice in my own thinking, I have been writing about planning for most of the month… While I was thinking about making a list of ways to plan for the coming year to share, I came across a blog by Seth Godin…he did a better list than I might have, so check it out. Please follow and like …

Options…

You always have options…no matter what your goal. Its just that not all of your options are going to be good.  This is why it is important for you to consider your possible decisions before you begin…not so much so you can already have everything mapped out, that’s unlikely. But more so you aren’t caught totally off guard by the …

Your road

There is this fallacy that gets perpetrated from time to time that planning will slow your creativity or your intuition…that’s garbage. Even if your plan is only one line on the back of a napkin, you need to know what direction you are heading…even if you know you are planning on veering off the road along the way.  Please follow …