It's not enough to know what and where you're going, though that's critical; you must also know how to get where you want to go.
You need to have a Tactical Plan.
You can have all the vision in the world; you can have huge dreams and revolutionary ideas to make a tremendous impact on your industry but it you lack the follow-through to make it happen you’ll end up with lackluster results, half-implemented ideas and a lot of discouragement.
There’s a simple way to avoid this trap: Have a strategic plan with a clear set of tactics to make that a reality. A tactic based Strategic Plan begins here (from the wonderful book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harshish):
The right people doing the right things right!
The key to aligning all these critical components lies in one exceptional tool: the one-page strategic plan (1PSP). There are four key questions an 1PSP helps address:
1. What are our core values and purpose?
2. What are our dreams?
3. What makes us different?
4. What do we need to be focusing on NOW?
It’s hard to explain how the 1PSP works until you see it with your own eyes, so I’d like to offer you a FREE 1PSP template, along with a no cost, no obligation 60-minute consultation with Forward One Business Coaching.
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(Excerpted from my eBook 6 Keys to Rapid Business Growth. Click the title for a free copy.)
Dwight Grant is a seasoned businessman with over 30 years of leadership experience. He lives in CO where he enjoys whitewater rafting, mountain biking and spending time with family.