Category: Planning

Project planning lessons from home renovation

  |   Planning

It’s a little crazy at my house this week. Workers are here doing all manner of renovation. There are big things, like repainting and putting in a new electrical circuit. There are medium things, like replacing a ceiling fan. And there are loads of little things like replacing switch plates that were ever-so-stylish  »  Read More

Plan, review, adjust, repeat

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No plan survives its first contact with reality. That’s my paraphrase of an often-paraphrased Helmuth von Moltke quote that: “no plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force.” No one seemed to have heard that advice when I was coming up in business. In  »  Read More

Why people would rather plan than execute

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In their marvelous book, Execution, Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan say: “Execution is not only the biggest issue facing business today; it is something that no one has explained satisfactorily.” Execution was published 2002 and things haven’t changed all that much. Executives, investors, and authors  »  Read More

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