So often, business leaders become entrenched and focused on the day-to-day responsibilities of running the organization… and the vision, goals and strategic direction of the business can get put on a back burner.
Is it time for a pause… for an ‘engine check’?
Take time to review your strategic plan – and your business plan – to make sure you’re aligned with both as you continue your efforts to build your business. Remember – both plans are essential to your success and that of your business.
“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.” – Sun Tzu
Take a look at your strategy and it’s overarching, comprehensive vision for your business – dust off those dreams, shake them up and bring them back to life.
Are your vision, mission, values, principals and goals still in alignment? Do they make sense TODAY and as drivers of your on-going success? Are you energized and excited by your strategy?
You should be – and if you are not – take another look at your big picture – where are you going and how are you going to get there?
“Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.” – Rudy Giuliani
Work with your teams and leaders to be sure they are breaking down the vision into time-framed activities to take the staff closer to the mission.