Making sure that the strategy you spent hours and dollars on is paying off!
Three months ago, people traditionally created New Years Resolutions. As business leaders, we talked about what we wanted to do differently this year (2013) and how we were going to get there. Some of us even ventured to write it down and made a plan, perhaps drawn from an existing or newly minted strategic plan.
The problem with planning, sometimes, is that some of things we plan for don’t happen. The brilliant assistant or other employees we envisioned hiring haven’t materialized with the proper combination of skills, experiences and compensation needs. For many business owners, the first quarter didn’t kick off as planned – lots of inquiries, very few people actually pulling the trigger, if you will. New tax laws and impending changes in the health care industry have created a ripple effect across the country and the globe.
I guess this is a good time to throw out the plan and start over.