Velocity Vector (Part 2): What to do when your plans do not go as planned

Here is one thing experience taught me: your plan will never go 100% according to plan. It doesn’t matter how perfect you think your plan is or how sophisticated your plan is. It doesn’t even matter how much time, effort or energy you put into planning. However, in this episode, you’ll learn a framework to help your team think independently and adjust, even when your plan doesn’t go according to plan.

In the military (who does a massive amount of very sophisticated planning and preparation), they say, “No plan survives the enemy.” The same is true for you – your competitors, vendors, customers, market conditions, and even employees will disrupt your plans. So, what do you do to make sure you keep your promises and achieve your goals? 

In this podcast, you will learn a proven and compelling framework used by the military to get (and keep) everyone focused in times of significant disruption and confusion. And I’ll show you how you can use it, too. The military literally plans for their plans to be disrupted. They use this framework to make sure they still accomplish their mission and goals. I have seen this framework produce profound results for leaders in times of great chaos and even grow, not just survive.   

In the last episode, we talked about the first step in the Velocity Vector: providing clarity. Listen on to discover how you can accelerate towards your goals, even in times of disruption, by using this simple framework. 

Highlights Include

  • Why the old adage of “don’t give me the responsibility without the authority” could be hurting your organization and how to think about it differently
  • Stories, examples, and practical ways to apply a framework that will help you and your team get and stay focused
  • As a leader, how you can use the Velocity Vector to shift your paradigm and create lasting decision velocity
  • How to create a culture of people who think, act, and behave like owners – not just employees.
  • How one CEO of The Year Winner used this framework in his organization
  • Why it’s more important to be reminded than instructed
  • Why this framework works 100% of the time when used correctly

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Also, be sure to get the Velocity Vector Leadership Guide here, with the full Velocity Vector and the 7 Simple Ways to Provide Clarity Checklist.


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