Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Strategic Planning - Some love it

Some take to strategic planning like fish to water.

Strategic planning shouldn't be hard; should it?

I'm finding it has its challenges. Lacking a crystal ball, the future is a big unknown so it is hard to prepared fully for it. So, strategically, planning should be light and flexible with overall goals of moving forward. Specifics will seem "quaint" and outdated when we look back - even if we are only looking back from about 2 weeks out!

Yet, without some concrete plans, the strategic planning seems like light hearted desires. Actions make the goals real.

Quandary: Keep it loose and light - or - give concrete steps and actions

More after this afternoons meeting!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Once in awhile, I post

So if I want to go to a Bloggers' Salon then I better blog.

Planning for the American Libraries Association Annual Conference in Anaheim has once again been more than I want to face. I have it on my to do list "plan conference" - I even am taking the approach of "booking myself" on my calendar to block out time to "plan conference" - and still I'm good at goofing off.

I've added the Bloggers' Salon - so that is one thing.

Now then... I guess I'll work my schedule out around it.