Risk manager Karin Nadels reviewed the book Busy by Tony Crabbe on LinkedIn and extracted eight lessons for organizations worth passing on.
- Strategy should not be set in stone. Sometimes you have to admit failure, cut your losses and re-evaluate.
- Decide what you want to focus on, and ignore the distractions.
- Frame your requests so people understand why you want something done. ("Because I'm the boss" may not be the best way to do this.)
- Do the most important things first. (Warning - the urgent is the enemy of the important.)
- Distinguish between immediate, short range and long range plans. (Short range is about two to five years.)
- Planning should be focused on a few broad goals.
- Ask the right questions: sometimes what a client wants is not what they need.
- Use adaptive rather than technical solutions.