All posts tagged: planning

Why Strategies Fail

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Whoever said that “a failuScott's Monday Morning Messagere to plan is a plan to fail” didn’t understand planning. Unless mentally impaired, no one actually plans to fail; what really happens is they fail to take into consideration the one element that kills the chances of any plan succeeding—emotion.

Logic makes people think while it’s emotion that makes them act. All variations of planning, be they strategic plans, project plans, or broader business plans are exercises in logic. Done right, they make perfect sense, and then are deployed by imperfect beings. Good planning always fails when the emotions of leaders and staff prompt them to act based upon those emotions, even when that’s contrary to the plan. For example, how many times has there been a plan to do better at holding people accountable, even firing them faster when warranted. Yet, the emotions that come up when faced with this reality hamper, delay, or even justify why these best laid plans are not followed.

The fourth quarter is the most common time that staffing firms, recruitment agencies, and business of all kinds engage in the yearly strategic planning exercise. This year, account for and include in the plan the fact that emotions are going to come into play many times in the coming year. The joy that you experience, as a result of adequately addressing this element in your planning, will have you experiencing joyful results that will, in no way, hamper any of your plans.

Scott WintripWhy Strategies Fail
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The Secret to Growing Your Book of Business

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Add more than you subtract. Whether you are offering more value to your customers, making more phone calls, or even having more quality business meetings, you are well on your way to growing your business.

Scott WintripThe Secret to Growing Your Book of Business
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How to Identify Top Recruiting Talent

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Three things to consider when hiring a recruiting professional are:

  1. Look for the driver-amiable type of personality
  2. Conduct evidentiary types of interview
  3. Give them a case study and have them document how they solved it

Scott WintripHow to Identify Top Recruiting Talent
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The Most Important Element in Planning

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Planning is not a science, it’s an art form. By knowing enough about yourself, who you are and how you best operate, you can create a plan that will help you be the best that you can be.

Scott WintripThe Most Important Element in Planning
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Coincidence is the Universe’s Way of Remaining Anonymous

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When you are on the right path, everything seems to fall in line, but when life starts to go awry, you need to take some time to evaluate the situation and make some adjustments.

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The Tough Day Preparedness Kit

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We are all faced with them, but when you are prepared they are so much easier. Scott shares three things that you can use in your “tough day preparedness kit”.

  1. Act your way to a new way of thinking
  2. A list of things that have worked in the past
  3. A note to remind you to “think like a firefighter”

Scott WintripThe Tough Day Preparedness Kit
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