‘Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning’ – Charles Tremper

Planning strategically means taking into consideration a number of components. One in particular seems to more often than not, get missed.

Risk Assessment.

The other day I was chatting with someone and we were talking about how to better manage an upcoming project that we’re currently preparing for.

Strategy is critical when it comes to planning. I like to work backwards with everything I do. When I plan I:

  • Reverse engineer and start with the end in mind
  • Assess and recognise possible risks
  • Evaluate and rate potential risk
  • Set the right tone – mitigate strategies
  • Eliminate
  • Test and measure

In the process, it’s important to be flexible enough to be able to respond to the changes, challenges and opportunities we’re likely to encounter along the way in our commitment to achieving the end in mind.

If we you don’t start thinking ahead and planning out how it’s all going to unfold, then chances are, people are just going to be waiting around to see which way you want them to jump today.

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