Fail To Plan_ Plan To Fail by hkksew3563rd


									?I'm sure you've heard it before: "If you fail to plan, you plan to

But be honest - did you take it seriously? Or, are you always too
"busy doing the work" to plan?

The biggest danger in failing to plan is that your activities will be
incongruent. By this, I mean that you will be working very hard,
but not accomplishing much.

Many CEOs feel like they are on a "treadmill". You don't dare stop
or slow down because you know you will be thrown from the
machine. This is why doing a plan seems like just more work.

To exit the treadmill, you must find a way to keep your current
activities moving while moving forward on the truly "important"


Ryce owns a landscaping company. He always seemed to be
bogged down in the day-to-day details of the business. After
awhile, he began to feel like he was not making the progress she

After intense questioning in his The How To Double Your Profit
System CEO group, it became clear that Ryce actually had great
understanding of the overall business dynamics as well as the
future direction of the industry. If handled well, his business could
be catapulted to great heights. Handled poorly, these new
dynamics would put him out of business.


The group got Ryce to do a simple SWOT analysis (Strengths,
Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats). This really does not
take long, and can be fun if you involve your core team and make it
a group exercise. Just brainstorm on each of the four and record
all ideas. You can do it in just one meeting.

From this easy beginning point, Ryce, he was able to begin the
process of looking at the goals, strategies and tactics he needed
to move his company into the next five - ten years.
If you do not know how to do a SWOT and other strategic planning
tasks, and have often wondered if there was really any benefit for
your company, then take the short business assessment offered in
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