Soaring Eagle Enterprises
May 28, 2012 Week 22
Competency: Vision, Values and Planning
"Action is the real measure of intelligence."
1. Action plans are those list of specific tasks and actions
that support a key objective or goal. Without an action plan,
goals and objectives become mere daydreams.
2. For each objective or goal, identify five to nine critical
actions needed to accomplish the objective. These action items
are the required action steps required.
3. Spread the action items across the year or the other period
of time remaining to accomplish the objective. One of the
bigger failure points of most strategic planning is to front
load or back load all of the actions.
4. Assign action items to other team members, where
appropriate. This is an area where technology can be a huge
help. Using MS Outlook, create the task, assign it to someone
in your group and create a follow-up date prior to the actual
due date. This will provide you with a desktop reminder to see
how the the person is doing with the action item and if they
may need some additional resources.
5. Report and track progress toward completing action items,
even if the overall objective is not yet met. This reporting
is invaluable to make sure progress continues after the
initial momentum of strategic planning has passed.
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