Cabinet re-shuffles and planning cycles

The Government has announced that the reason behind this week’s cabinet re-shuffle is to focus on delivering upon the initiatives the previous cabinet created in the first half of this 5-year term.

Those of you who know my work know that I talk a lot about the strategic planning cycle that all successful businesses follow. It appears that the Government is also following the four phases of this cycle and have just entered the third Deliver phase.

I do hope that alongside this phase they also implement the fourth review phase.

To develop and execute the right strategy year-on-year it’s crucial that the four phases of the annual cycle work together in the right way.

I outline this cycle in one of the training videos you get if you download my free report Why Most Businesses Fail

If your business cycle runs according to the calendar year then you should soon be entering the new Think phase as you begin the last quarter of 2012.

If you want to continue to grow your business year-on-year you must understand how this cycle works and how the four phases interact with each other.