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A Pre-Election Boot Camp Kick Off

We have entered the 4th quarter of 2020 and all bets are off. What is happening around us?  Certainly, many things feel out of control. The pandemic has left us literally sitting ducks, with our own thoughts and fears. It has given us time to notice cracks in the ceiling (literally, this is happening in my home office—is it happening in yours?), and cracks in our corporate armor. Patience with the pandemic is waning, and motivation is not where it needs to be. We need an intervention stat. Of course, there are some great things happening too—more time with kids, spouses (yes, I said great times Dear!), home projects and less time traveling, commuting and generally ‘BS’ing. But let’s get back to what isn’t working perfectly, shall we? And most importantly, what can we do about it? EVERYTHING.

Are you looking to ensure that you enter 2021 in a new space?  There is no time to waste. We have two choices in life, do or die. We pick ‘do’. In this case, we mean the hard work of ‘doing’ a kick start on all aspects of our business development plan, from re-underwriting our positioning, to engaging our team members and ensuring our social media is on track and everything in between.

But WHO will DO the ‘to dos’?

For most organizations, the notion of internal facilitation of such an exercise is akin to nails on a chalkboard. Who will run the sessions? Who will ensure full participation? Will Bob say something off putting? Will Mary fully engage? Will Fred stop talking? Moreover, who will prioritize our highest value target items, prep the materials, follow up with participants, synthesize the results of our hard work and maintain an unbiased perspective on the outcomes? Take the time now to research the internal and external tools you will be using for this exercise.  Pulling external sources into the process will be valuable to help facilitate the gathering of all the various perspectives and data as well as organizing the information in a meaningful way to advance the review and recommendation phase of the project. Once you have identified your resources move forward and position your firm for a successful 2021!