What’s Your Plan for 2012?
Did you accomplish everything you wanted in 2011? What changes are you planning for 2012?
Does your plan for 2012 position your company to take advantage of competitive advantages and opportunities? Does your plan allow you to be successful without depending on a rising economy? Do you have the right people and resources in place to execute the plan? Have you broken the plan into actions with specific metrics, dates, and responsible people? Have you subjected your plan to the reality test? Have you thought about both positive and negative scenarios of the future and what steps your company should take in each case? Is there an element of fun and adventure to your plan? Does your plan make your company more valuable at the end of 2012?
If you can’t answer YES to each of these questions, perhaps you are planning more of the same in 2012. As the saying goes: What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.
It’s not too late to put a different approach to work that elevates your company and its prospects.