Strategies for Growth
We are getting into Q4. It is a good time to begin thinking about what the plan for the next year is going to be. Consider how you will finish Q4 in the right position to have a great next year. Wayne Gretzky said " A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."
How do we apply this advice to Annual Planning for the next year? Ask yourself "does my Execution Plan play where the puck is? Or am I playing where the puck is going to be?"
Over the next few weeks, I will be blogging on this topic to help our clients develop a great plan for next year - one that helps them skate to where the puck is going to be.
Let's start today with skating to where the puck will be with your People Resource plan. As your business grows, you might have a plan to hire new members to join your company in your annual plan. Here are some questions to ask your team as you develop your resource and hiring plans:
You probably noticed the pattern in the questions. When hiring, over hire for the position. See if you can find someone who has already walked the path that your company is about to embark on. Don't hire someone who can do what you need today. Hire someone who has done what you need to do tomorrow. Tomorrow is about where the puck is going to be. Today is about where the puck already is.
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