Success involves defining what you want to accomplish, justifying what you intend to accomplish, and getting from where you are to the destination. To understand and internalize what you are about to do (or not to do), here is an assessment instrument6 is provided in Table 1.1. This assessment will let you identify What Is and compare that to What Should Be to define and commit to Mega Thinking and Planning (as distinguished from conventional approaches).

Filling this out, either by yourself or with your planning partners, will also give you a “preview of coming attractions” in terms of concepts and words that this book provides. If there are terms that are not clear, skip those items (or look them up in the Glossary) for now, knowing you will ...

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