January 11, 2018 Shawn

No Plan Survives Contact

In my work studying high performing organizations, the Department Of Defense sent me out to study combat units, and these folks had massive to-do lists. If they went out on a patrol and just worked from a checklist, they’d never be able to pivot when change occurred. Before they went out on every patrol, their leaders let them know what their priorities were and what success looked like so if they needed to change their route they’d know where they were supposed to finish. Wouldn’t it be valuable for your teams to be able to respond to last-minute changes and still get you the result you need on time and at a high quality?