Today’s show is the final segment in our mini-series on business planning. Earlier this week we talked about the company mission, the ten year and three year plan, the one year plan and the quarterly plan. We then talked about how we then translate the quarterly plan into weekly execution of our goals and objectives. 

If this sounds like a lot of work, it really is. 

Underpinning all of this is attracting the right people into the right roles in the organization. When a company is small, and even in situations in large companies, we often see people performing tasks that are not leveraging their inherent strengths. In some cases, people are playing way out of position and performing tasks that they really are not well suited to. 

It’s always possible for people to grow within a role. But at best you will turn a weakness into a competency. 

To make sure we match people’s strengths and engaging their energy and motivation, we really need to look at what people are doing in their roles and adjust the resource allocation of work. This exercise identifies the gaps in the organization and plans our next hires. 

We use a four quadrant classification called elevate and delegate.


Host: Victor Menasce