How (Goals, Strategy, Planning and Resources)


How? (Goals, Planning and Resources)

 “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” Confucius

In language how relates to manner.

‘How?’ is the method or strategy by which we achieve the mission.  The overall strategy consists of goals and activities that are needed to propel us towards our dream. Breaking down the route into manageable steps gives us the basis of an action plan and makes the dream an achievable reality.  Once we have worked out the detail of each task it is much easier to assess the correct resources we need for each step and therefore, by adding up these resources, we can get a better estimate of the total resources we need to achieve the whole mission.

How is primarily considered with when, who and which under PLANNING.

Delegation of authority the SMART way


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Happiness is a positive cash flow


7 17 June, 2013 Comments

How do we manage our resources? How do we track cash flow, profit and loss? “Happiness is a positive cash flow.” Fred Adler – Venture capitalist I may not be a millionaire but in many senses I have been rich.  This is because for much of my life I have had the pleasure of not…

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How Do You Overcome Fear?


7 24 December, 2012 Comments

How do you overcome fear? How do you deal with fear of your situation or fear of the future? In my last post I talked about the Stockdale paradox and coming to terms with the brutal facts of our situation. That is the first step in addressing our fears. When one looks at the reality…

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What are The Right Questions for Decision Making and Strategic Planning?


7 31 October, 2012 Comments

What are The Right Questions and how does strategic planning link to decision making and achieving goals? So, having established in previous posts some of the background behind The Right Questions and an idea of their importance, we can now get an overview of The Right Questions and how they are applied to strategic planning and achieving…

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