Today’s book is “The 12 week year” by Brian Moran and Micheal Lennington. 

The 12 week year is a planning book on a new method for setting and achieving goals. The 12 week year redefines a year as being 12 weeks long and with each year you get a a fresh start. That’s very different from a quarter. Quarterly planning and execution operates within the context of a 12 month year and fosters the false belief that there is plenty of time to get things done.  

The 12 week year establishes a framework for getting things done in 12 weeks or less. Much like I’ve been advocating, in 12 weeks you’re not going to get a dozen objectives completed. You’re only going to achieve one or two. So their tools are geared towards setting and accomplishing one or two goals, not more.