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Thursday, March 24, 2011

100-Day Action Plan: Post #8 - Use Milestones

Use milestones to drive performance. If you want to get somewhere, you’ll need directions and check points to know if you’re on the right track to where you want to go. It’s the same in business. Setting a timeline with milestones is the final addition to your 100-day plan. Here it is in simple terms: No follow through, no success. Anticipate things you might miss or overlook that are critical, steer away from the first-come-first-serve mentality, and integrate across, not down, the organization. Very critical to your success is managing the milestone process—keeping people keenly focused on the vision with weekly or biweekly meetings. See p. 155 for a great tool that shows you how to conduct such meetings.

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