Getting Clarity on Next Steps
Updated: Oct 13, 2020
What is the VERY NEXT THING that needs to be done? Having clarity on the answer to that question for ALL of your projects, client engagements, and key initiatives is the secret sauce to getting things done and producing results.
Take a quick look at your project lists, your client assignments, and the other big things that you want to accomplish in the near term.
Is there a crystal-clear very next step noted?
Do you know EXACTLY what specific step needs to be performed next?
Is that step written down and in a place that will flag action on your part — your calendar, your prioritized task list, etc?
Employ the “Next Step Rule”. Expect your staff and team members to do the same. ALWAYS ask your team members to identify their next step on matters coming out of team meetings, project planning sessions, etc. Hold them accountable to the acknowledgment of exactly what THEY need to do next.
Set the example …. Make the Next Step Rule one of your SOP’s …. Make no exceptions.
What next step will you perform?
Andy Robinson, Executive Coach
"Helping CEO's and executives maximize their influence and impact."