The wrong way to do 90-day Planning

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Most 90-day plans are simply strategic plans in disguise. They create a lot of work with very little pay off. 
  • The right 90-day plan will help you achieve more by doing less because instead of ADDING more to your plate, they work to completely eliminate your biggest obstacle.
  • Most 90-day plans offer a temporary shot in the arm but aren’t sustainable over time. 
  • If you “solve” a problem but don’t eliminate it completely, have you really solved it?
  • We tend to look at entirely too much data. There are only a very few numbers that really matter. The trick is to know what those numbers are and to track them relentlessly. 
All of a sudden, 90-day planning is now sexy. Schools across the country are claiming that they are shifting to a 90-day planning cycle. Problem is, they are creating 90-day plans that look a LOT like their yearly plans. Too many goals. An over-focus on data without taking time to make sense of the data first. And, using the 90-day plans to add MORE work on their already overloaded plates.

They are giving 90-day planning a bad name.

Builders create 90-day plans with an eye towards long-term results. By focusing on removing obstacles, they solve their biggest challenges once and for all so that they can focus on the work that really matters. Every time they remove another obstacle, they create more momentum, more progress, and they can sustain that momentum and progress over the long term.

So before you jump on the 90-day planning bandwagon, make sure that you are not just substituting one ineffective planning process for another one. If you really want to see a difference this year, make sure that you are approaching 90-day planning #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:
  • The reason most 90-day plans are doomed before they even start.
  • How you can accomplish more with the same amount of effort you’re currently expending when you create the right 90-day plan.
  • Why most 90-day plans create more work and temporary gains but are not sustainable over time. 
  • How to ensure that you are looking at the right data (and what data you can ignore).
  • Why most schools lose all the gains they made after the 90-day period ends. 
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