A guest post today from Phil Duff, a wildly creative college friend and commercial architect who has become a colleague on Lean Methodology, impact investment and community development, and social enterprise facility projects. Phil is also a Star Trek, space science, and environmental lifestyle geek, and he writes Alright,
In the university class I’m teaching (workplace writing for social enterprise), some of mystudents are developing business plans or turnaround plans. Students (and harried executives and perhaps also, ambitious founders) tend to rush toward action steps, milestones, and deliverables. But they’ll arrive faster if they start from a calm, reflective, tough-minded
President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion federal omnibus spending legislation into law on January 17, 2014. The 1582-page omnibus bill represents a $1.1 trillion compromise that guarantees continued funding and operation of federal government programs, including important services for social enterprises and their constituencies, until October 2014.
The brief end-of-year season is closing and I find myself shifting to a January spirit for reflection, planning, and setting the pace for the incoming year. Recently, I’ve run across a few ideas that I’m incorporating into my annual reflection and planning. 1. New Year’s Revolutions, instead of Resolutions. Cute
Shift from “end of year” thinking to “year round” action by listening to the song-cycle of your social enterprise mission, message, and means of connecting and engaging your stakeholders.