It sometimes feels like planning is a special event where we take time out of our normal schedule to sit down and turn our faces forwards, just for a day or two, to consider how we’d like things to play out. And, when it’s done, we can get back to the real work of the day-to-day.
Whilst there’s nothing wrong with taking focused time to invent a desired future on a grander scale … planning is not an event. It’s not something that happens in one place only, it doesn’t exist in an other-worldly place detached from normal life, it doesn’t get in the way.
It’s every day.
It’s daily, hourly, routine. It’s woven into every meeting, every email, every commitment. It’s a fully engaged activity that ebbs with setbacks and flows with reality. It’s the actual job of actual leadership.
Skippy strategy: Every day is planning.
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