Happy New Year!

Is that a statement or a wish?

If you have a well thought out plan that is fully communicated, with the right people in the right seats, doing the right things the right way, it is a statement.  Otherwise it is a wish.

By this point, 2021 should be about execution and responses to changes in the marketplace.  The planning activity should have been put to bed a while ago.

But if not, don’t despair.  Gather your 3-4 key leaders on your team and get out of the office for 2 days of deep work.  Get the plan done!  Then come back into the office and gather all of your key managers for a day to fully communicate the plan and have them work on their execution plans.

Next they need to do the same exercise with their direct reports.

In one-week the plan can be built and fully communicated but what can’t be done is to quickly hire and train the right people if you need to do so for 2021.

If your plan is ready to go, great job and enjoy a successful 2021.

If you are not quite ready yet, gather the troops and get it done in the next week.

Remember to plan ahead toward of 2021 to get further out front for 2022.

Make it a happy and successful New Year!


Dave Baney is the founder and CEO of 55 Questions, LLC.  We work with successful top executives with a driving ambition to crush their competition.  We help CEOs and Entrepreneurs improve alignment, communication and accountability throughout their organization. www.55Questions.com

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