As we reach mid-year, I invite you to reflect on your goals for the year and assess how you’re doing. Are you on track to achieve your strategic intentions? Did something in your market shift to where you need to course correct or adjust your plans? Perhaps you never took the time to establish “big rock” targets for 2012 such that you don’t even know where you are going. Wherever you may be, the good news is that you don’t have to stay there any longer!
For those of our companies that have calendar-year planning cycles, now is the time to revisit our strategic intentions and recalibrate our intended destinations for year-end. At Plus Delta, we have experienced some significant changes we did not expect when we kicked off 2012. Now don’t get me wrong. We’re thrilled about where we are now as well as the changes that have occurred. Reduced overhead, more efficient professional staff, enhanced profitability, new Group Workshops and Coaching4Consultants service offerings, clients willing to pay a higher premium for the true value we offer… With that said, it would be irresponsible for us not to assess how these changes may impact our strategic objectives. I would offer that you too have similar lessons to learn from the first half of the year.
So the opportunity in front of you is to identify 2-3 big rocks that you and your team are going to be intentional about achieving this year. Your big rock could be launching a new product line to diversify. Maybe it’s finally tackling that ever-present production problem that’s been eating away at your bottom line for far too long. Maybe it’s just renewing your efforts to accomplish a big rock target you established at the beginning of the year. Whatever it is, it will take a concerted effort on your part and the dedicated team of professionals around you to lay out a plan and move these big rocks forward if you are going to achieve them by year-end!