In this episode, I discuss how you can develop an effective strategy that is easy to implement, to set yourself up for success in 2022.
Each year I create a strategy for myself and I want to share the four steps that I use to help you craft a strategy for yourself/ your work and how you balance the two.
The first step is to visualise where you want to be at the end of 2022. It's good to get a balance, you don't want to be overly ambitious and want to change everything all at once but also don't be afraid to dream big.
The second step is to evaluate your accelerators and sticking points. Start by looking at what already exists that will help drive you forward to achieve your goals. Then think about what is holding you back and preventing you from making changes.
The third step is to really focus on your accelerators, think about how you can use them to overcome your sticking points. Aim for an achievable list of 3-5 general goals.
The fourth and final step is your action plan, break your goals down into achievable steps and allocate them to each month/quarter to stop you from feeling overwhelmed. Make sure these link back to your 3-5 main goals.
These steps are part of my Four Building Blocks of Strategy which I use in my work with clients and on whole-school strategies.
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