March is almost over, April is almost here. Time to plan out the next ninety days.

I believe it’s Jack Welch who said this: “All you need to know about Strategic Planning is where you want to be 20 years from now, and what you’re going to do about it in the next 90 days.”

He’s right. Blue Sky thinking about the future opens up the creative juices and sets a direction for you. But the rubber hits the road right now. So break up the long term plan into 90 day segments and get something done that move you forward.

Not just something, but the one thing that moves your organization the furthest toward your goals, or the one thing that sets up the most important thing.

Selecting 90 day segments makes progress tangible and measurable. And meaningful.

So set up a half day or full day of planning and pick that next rock you have to move and get cracking on it.

And while you’re at it. Schedule a day in June to plan out the 3rd quarter.