Your project went off the rails, and your boss – who doesn’t care about the complexities of the project and only wants to not be embarrassed in front of her boss – is chewing your butt because it looks like lousy planning and execution. She wants to see the detailed project plan in two days. You know the team had a detailed project plan but it fell apart two weeks after the start. [Read more…] about Balancing Planning and Execution
Ever had deadlines sneak up on you? “Oh, yeah – end of year performance reviews are due in two weeks. And our quarterly presentation to the VP is next week.” These events are predictable, scheduled, and yet leadership teams are too often scrambling at the last minute to complete the work because the “tyranny of the urgent” has captured attention.
There is a simple solution: a simple leadership team planning calendar plus regular practice to review what’s coming in the next 2-3 months.