Planning Your Planning

December 21, 2009 - Mac Lake - planning
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Writer Lester Robert Bittel  said, “Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.”  Leaders seem to recognize the importance of planning but the majority don’t consider themselves to be planners.  So here’s a simple principle for those who struggle – plan your planning.  Why not take this opportunity here at the end of the year to plug in the times you will plan in 2010. Here’s what I would recommend.

  • Plan your year once a year
  • Plan your quarter once a quarter
  • Plan your month once a month
  • Plan your week once a week
  • Plan your day once a day

Today’s Leadership Challenge:  Before the end of the year schedule your 2010 planning times in Outlook, Google calendar or calendaring tool of your choice.

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3 responses to Planning Your Planning

  1. Thanks for the challenge Mac and the great post–this helps me a lot as I prepare for the 2010 ministry year.

  2. Your organizational leadership at Seacoast is greatly appreciated. As a Life Group co-leader, I thirst to learn ways to build my team leadership. May I suggest two more leadership books: “Lead Like Jesus” by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges and “Visioneering” by Andy Stanley.

  3. Great tips Mac! Thank you. Another that I would like to share is to take time to review your 2009 calendar and look for celebrations, lessons learned, goals set and accomplished as well as goals set that did not make any progress. We can learn a lot about how well we matched our values with our activities as well as discover there are goals that may not be as important to us as we thought. ALWAYS this review shows God’s faithfulness to us.

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