As we head into the last quarter of this year, we want to finish strong and start planning for the coming year. If you are looking to stay ahead of your competition, then start by planning now for 2013.
Sad, but true many executives will manage with little consideration for three to five year goals and objectives not to mention a one year plan! More often then not, these executives find themselves in a pickle wondering why they aren’t receiving the results they desire.
“A GOAL WITHOUT A PLAN IS JUST A DREAM….”
When executives realize that their team isn’t on the same page and they aren’t meeting their goals it’s often too late. It’s not too late for you to start to plan for your business.
Here are 3 ways to get started on your Strategic Planning Goals for 2013:
- Set a date to plan
- Engage your team
- Hold yourself everyone accountable for goals
Now is the time to set a date before the end of the year to plan for 2013. Setting the date is a great first step to getting started.
Engage your team in the process. Ask your team to prepare their own goals and strategies prior to the planning session. See how their goals match up to the overall goals of the company. Having your team create their own goals allows you to see where they think their time should be focused. Make sure you tweak and edit their goals so that they are inline with the overall goals created at the planning session. As always – remember to make goals S.M.A.R.T – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound.
Finally – a plan without execution means nothing. Make sure you put strategies in place to hold you and your team accountable toward the goals created.
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