Master Action Plan (MAP) - an effective blueprint for success consists of a short list of critical tasks that you have to carry out in order to achieve an objective.
Be sure your action plan definition will produce the results you expect. An action plan is squarely focused on the outcome of each task and how it contributes toward the achievement of the major goal.
When you are determined to achieve a specific goal, draw up a success 'blueprint' using our free leadership action planning tool. This action plan template will allow you to effectively think through each task and help to ensure that your time is spent in the most productive manner possible.
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In addition, as you plan your project it is very important that you also plan how you will overcome any barriers to your success. Get your entire team involved in completing your MAP. When the ideas and commitment come from your team, they've already bought into the process.
Anticipating possible barriers before you actually encouter them will also go a long way to minimize the stress you feel when confronted with an obstacle, because you will have already prepared for how you plan to deal with it.
In conclusion, our free tool will walk you through how to make your tasks S.M.A.R.T., which stands for Specific, Measurable, Achieveable, Realistic and Time Sensitive.
In other words, as you plan each task you will effectively determine the How Much, Of What, By When and By Whom.
As you work through the action planning process and become exceedingly clear about who is responsible for accomplishing each task, your team will begin to realize that you mean business; that you plan to inspect what you expect; that people will be held accountable for their performance.
In short, you'll become a better leader and your team will experience greatly rewards and recognition.
Be prepared for push back! People will delay, defer, avoid and make all the excuses in the world, but if you are supportive yet firm, in time they will come to realize that structure and accountability are good and necessary. Eventually, they may even thank you for leading them to new heights by having a master action plan that works.
So, let's get started. Use our Master Action Plan tool to increase your level of success and personal fulfillment.
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