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319: The Way to Stop Spinning Your Wheels on Planning

By Dave Stachowiak

Dave Stachowiak: Coaching for Leaders Key Points Leaders need to both lead and plan. Planning takes discipline. Plan out quarterly in addition to, or even instead of, planning annually. Take the most important areas of your life and try to find an objective for each one that you can focus on during the quarter. Lagging indicators are the results, and leading indicators are the action steps you take to get the results. Your life will mostly fill up with day-to-day tasks, but the key is what you do with the remaining time. We tend to think we can do it all. Have a “Next Quarter” list easily accessible so you can get things out of your head and clear up mental space. Having a quarterly plan will help you make better decisions because you’ve already done the critical thinking about what’s important to you. Resources Mentioned The 12-Week Year by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington The Four Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney and Sean Covey Anchored Design & Branding Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL180: Do This for a Productive Week CFL294: How to Actually Move Numbers MemberCast 1: How to Turn Goals Into Results

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