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Big Vision, Small Business by Jamie S. Walters

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Chapter 10

TO PLAN OR NOT TO PLAN

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WHO HAS TIME for planning when you’re so busy working? A good plan can be a pathway that offers guidance on how you might align the everyday work of your organization with your vision. It helps you identify how organizational behavior is influenced by the vision and guiding values. You could say that a plan is your vision’s more tactical road to reality. The problem? Most conventional plans seem a world apart from vision, values, passions, or principles, except perhaps for two: growing bigger and getting wealthier.

Most traditional plans are so rational, so detached in their quantitative focus, that they don’t ...

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