The Ultimate Guide to Planning your Life’s Work

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Life's Work

Your life’s work won’t just happen automagically by itself. To fulfil your life’s work you need a plan. But what’s the best way to do this? ? The Four Principles of Every Game Every culture on the planet plays games. And they’re not just for kids. Games may be simple, like hopscotch or Rock, Paper, Scissors. […]

The best project planning template for thought leadership

The best project planning template for thought leadership content

What’s the best project planning template for thought leadership content? Surprisingly, it’s not a project planning template at all. But it is something that people have been doing for thousands of years in every culture on the planet. Plus, with a little practice, you can use it to define your next project plan on a […]

The Four Types of Planning in Management

What is Planning in Management? Planning in management is a crucial part of how to take effective action. But what is it and how do we do it well? Planning is such a common word, but what specifically do we mean when we say ‘we are going to do some planning’? The word ‘plan’ is […]

How NOT to Plan Your Project

Plan Your Project The traditional message about how to plan your project is flawed. You’ve probably heard the old adage: to fail to plan is to plan to fail. And, if you only plan you will also fail. We are told to plan our project by only focusing on what we have to do. Typically […]

Simple Strategy Guide

Simple Strategy sounds obvious. But, most strategy is not strategic. That’s the view of world strategy expert Richard Rumelt in his bestselling book Good Strategy, Bad Strategy. At best most strategic is merely a good plan – whilst this might be useful it might also undermine your chances of success if you believe is strategic. […]

Plan Your Year Podcast

In Episode 57 of the Ideas Architect Podcast we share three of our most popular recent blog posts all on the topic of how to plan your year. The first part shares the ten questions I use to plan my year. The second part focuses on creating and sharing your word or theme for the […]

Ten Questions to Plan Your Year

Plan Your Year - Fireworks

What’s the best thing you can do on New Years Day? Apart from recover from last night’s celebrations, you can plan your year ahead. To help you create your best year yet, here are the 10 questions I ask myself each year on New Year’s Day… Review Last Year I always start with a review […]

Best Year Yet: Seven Questions to Ask Yourself

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Best Year Yet: Seven Questions to Ask Yourself To Start the New Year with a Bang We all want the upcoming year to be our best year yet. And, I believe there are two parts to planning to ensure this happens. The first is to review what’s worked and what hasn’t in the year just […]

Lesson 2: Have a Direction Not a Plan

As part of the Commit or Kill campaign for Book Rapper, here’s Book Rapper Lesson #2. Planning Things My bias in life is to plan things. Therefore, it’s probably not a surprise for me to declare that I have a Masters Degree in Architecture. Architects are the ultimate planners. That’s all they do. They don’t build […]