Are You Planning To Execute?

There is this fine balance in everything we do.  There are decisions to be made.  Each moment of our life requires execution to some degree on every breath, every movement,  every thought, and of course every action.  Some execution comes with an instantaneous decision.  And then there are some points of execution that were the results of long, laborious planning.  Yes, there is that fine balance in planning and executiuon.  

How much time, effort and resource do you put into making a decision and leaping into action?
When your execution results in leading others, your discernment of this fine line between planning and execution is now affecting others, compounding the stress of getting it right.
I recently presented a sales training seminar on the topic of “Why Sales People Fail”.  In this portion of the five part series, I focused upon the “failure of sales people to operate from an accountable, written plan”.  The necessity of a clear and focused direction is paramount.
Preparing a personal business plan requires six essential steps.
  • Assess strengths and obstacles
  • Articulate a strategy 
  • Align resources
  • Focus your effort
  • Deploy resources
  • Revisit, Revise, Remain
Step two, “articulating a strategy” is where the planning takes place.  Working on the triad of a foundation of “where you are”,  a Vision of “where you want to be”, and an action plan of “how to get there”, prepares you to move from planning to execution.
When preparing your personal business plan, whether it is for selling, or what ever your vocation may be, these six steps will help you define the fine balance from planning to execution.  In the end, your Team will see you as visionary, decisive, with high achievement drive, and they will follow you.  It’s one of the reasons you are a Leader…perhaps a Rare Leader™.
When it comes to planning – remember – The Rare Leader™ has the keen ability to lay out clear plans and organize people and resources.  The Rare Leader™ will display a balance between planning and execution, meaning = how and why to plan, and how and why to take action.
Perhaps it is time for you to define that fine line.
  1. Do you sometimes find yourself “frozen” in the planning mode and unable to take action?
  2. Do you find that sometimes you took action too quickly and perhaps some careful planning would have been in order?
  3. Do you have a process to plan?  (This process can enable you to move thoroughly, but quickly from planning to execution)
  4. Are you balanced between planning and execution?
If you want to learn more about the Rare Leader™ in you, 
or if you are interested in retaining Steve as your Executive Coach, 
Contact Steve Riege via: twitter, or his website.

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