Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Great Question #1 from a Strategic Planning Session

Ah...back on the road again after being home for the entire month of October (thanks, Jewish holidays!)

As I was facilitating a strategic planning session for a Jewish group, one member posed a terrific question about how the group would vet its activities: "How do we make sure our efforts are sustainable?"

I often use this question with coaching clients as well - clients who are looking to make a significant change in behavior or activities (such as lose weight, network more, etc.) If you can get past the hurdle of starting something, your next hurdle is likely to be the sustainability of the process. How long can you do what you're doing? What do you need to consider or adjust in order to keep it going?

Is eating only salads sustainable? How about skipping all desserts? How long will this last?

But of course, this isn't the only great question...

Tune in for the second part!

Deborah Grayson Riegel

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