Part 1 of this series introduced the 3 cycles of planning that are critical to the long term growth and sustainability of a business.
The article ended with this set of questions:
“What are the optimum levels of focus and resources required by each cycle? Thinking in terms of money, time, and human capital, what level of investment is appropriate to each level?”
The answer is nothing new: we need to focus on what is important rather than what is merely pressing. We have a tendency to focus on the squeakiest, the immediately pressing thing, rather than on what . . . → Read More: Music of the Spheres: A Model for Business Planning Part 2
You can’t do everything. So how do you decide where to put your time and energies?
One challenge I have as a coach is supporting my clients in developing lists of priorities that keep their process moving forward, without overwhelming them.
An inspiring article by John Jantsch called The Logistics of Time suggested an interesting approach. In this article, John explores the idea that every business has three clocks it must attend to: Real Time, Deal Time, and Meal Time. While my thinking has deviated from John’s original premise, the basic idea remains the same: that there are three . . . → Read More: Music of the Spheres: A Model for Business Planning Part 1