Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. — Napoleon Hill
Another guideline to equip us as better strategic thinkers is to develop our plan. This will vary somewhat within industry and challenges that occur, however knowing these basic levels of change will prompt us in the planning process.
Level 1 is Effectiveness — Doing the right things.
Level 2 is Efficiency — Doing the right things right.
Level 3 is Improving — Doing things better than before.
Level 4 is Cutting — Doing away with things we don’t need.
Level 5 is Adapting — Doing things others are doing well.
Level 6 is Different — Doing unique things others are not doing.
Level 7 is Innovative — Dong things that haven’t been done before.
Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being doing this very well to see where to focus on growth.
When it comes to planning, start with the obvious needs first which bring unity and consensus to a team.
Obvious elements build mental momentum and initiate creativity.
CALL TO ACTION:
What do you need to do that you haven’t done yet to develop your plan?
Activate The Plan