You’re running out of time. You must do some planning for the year, but the committees - and the stars - are just not cooperating. What's a hard-working executive to do?
It’s time for a paper napkin strategy session.
When "real" planning is not in the cards you don’t have to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Instead, invite a board member over for a cup of coffee and do some short-term goal setting on a paper napkin as a “first step” towards tackling that bigger issue that you are having trouble getting your head around.
Here are the rules: