9 Keys to Leadership Planning for Your Minneapolis Business

As you lead your Minneapolis business, it is important to look ahead so you can prepare for problems, solutions, and future plans. To do this, you will want to chart your course over time. Advanced planning can be challenging, but if you follow our 9 keys to leadership planning through the acronym, PLAN AHEAD, you can plan for the future of your business with ease.


P: Predetermine a course of action

A vision without a plan can turn into a hallucination. As your business grows, you will want to make sure your future plans are spelled out in an understandable way for all of your employees.

L: Layout your goals

Your plan won’t be accomplished without setting goals for you and your team to get there. Laying out your goals gives purpose to each task and can help your team take ownership of the vision together.

A: Adjust your priorities

Saying yes to one thing means saying no to something else. Effective leaders know that priorities matter when it comes to accomplishing big goal. Being flexible with your priorities can help you and your team accomplish your goals. Some priorities will have to be put on the back-burner in order to achieve the goals that are mission critical.

N: Notify Key Personnel


Each person in your business has a role that is important to the workflow. Keeping your key personnel up to date on plans will help your business run smoothly.

A: Allow time for acceptance

When plans change, it will take time to adjust to the new business needs. Good leaders allow time for their employees to adjust and embrace ownership of their change in direction.

H: Head into action

Your employees look to you for guidance. Good communication and leading by example can help you ensure your team is following.

E: Expect problems

Good leaders prepare for problems and challenges. As you lead your team, expect problems to arise and have an action plan for addressing these issues with your team.

A: Always point to success


Take time to celebrate your wins as a team. Regular and frequent check-ins to acknowledge the goals you’ve accomplished and the next steps for success can keep your team motivated.

D: Daily review your plans

To keep your business running efficiently, take the time to review your plans and vision regularly. Challenges and roadblocks are a sign that your course may need to be reevaluated.

Looking and planning ahead can become seamless for your business if you follow these 9 keys for leadership planning. If you’re ready to take your leadership to the next level with quarterly planning, we’re here to help you plan and execute your vision for the future.