Are You A Big Picture Planner?
Let the 12-Week Year help you build your execution muscle!
Are you jazzed at the end and beginning of the year, because you get to create the strategy for your business, project, or new product or service...it’s the creative part of planning, and who doesn’t love that part of building your business?
But then...it’s time to execute...and each week you get further and further behind because, well...you love to create...but you hate executing...doing the work. It’s great if you have a team who can execute for you. But what happens when it’s just you?
When you’re 100% responsible for moving the needle forward and meeting the deadlines, there are many points of failure.
One of the biggest points of failure that I want to talk to you about today is creating the tactical part of your plan.
If you’re one of those people who are really great at seeing the big picture but when it comes to creating the tactical plan, you’ll find a hundred other things that need your focus, I want to share the 12-Week Year with you, written by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington. You may have read the book...but did you know that they have Field Guide that you can work in to help you create the plan?
Chapter 9 gives you the template to actually start working your plan by identifying your goals, creating your key actions / tactics, and then creating accountability due dates for each item.
Everyone should know how to create a tactical plan that they can use to execute...skills like these are not just for managers, leaders, or business owners.
Everyone in every job needs to know how to execute:
The Due Dates
Chunk down the tactics, and keep moving forward...completing one after the other, until you reach your goal.
Leave me a comment, and tell me where you get stuck when executing.