(excerpts from “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by John Maxwell)
P Predetermine a course of action.
L Lay out your goals.
A Adjust your priorities.
N Notify key participants.
A Allow time for acceptance.
H Head into action.
E Expect problems.
A Always point to the successes.
D Daily review your plan.
Of the components in the PLAN AHEAD strategy:
- Which are you most likely to do well?
- Which are you likely to skip or do poorly?
- What would help you become stronger in each of the components (coaching, watching someone, training, tips/tools)?
Consider the vision that Jesus communicated to His apostles (Acts 1:8).
It began with a promise of how they would be able to fulfill the vision. They would not be operating under their own power. Their part would be obedience.
A strategy answers how and when you are going to commit resources to achieve an objective. It is your game plan.
Before you begin, stop to count the cost (Luke 14:28-30).
When setting strategy, determine the best place to use the limited resources that you have. The Activity Analysis Strategy Tool can help you do that.
Keep Reading to find out how.