How to get traction on your project or strategic plan

Being able to get traction on your project or strategic plan can be the fuel that keeps you moving

I’m here with a ‘good’ interrupt, to give you some tools to review progress on any project or strategic plan that you may have been involved in over the last 12 months.

As may you know, I’m a BIG fan of the Solutions Focus approach, which is all about identifying ‘what’s working’ and building upon this.

Here’s how you can apply it..

Step 1

  • At 3.14pm tomorrow grab a tea or coffee, shut the door and spend 90 seconds thinking about one of these projects or strategic plans
  • Score progress on the results from this on a scale of 1 (hardly any) to 10 (epic)
  • Identify up to 3 things that have helped to get this score (optional extra is to let rip with a gasp of self-satisfaction at this point)

Step 2

Your next mission is to look at the rating you gave yourself re progress made (on the 1 to 10 scale).

Then identify one action that you can take over the next week to move one step up the scale (e.g. from a 6 to a 7).

(Including a time and date will make this become a reality!)

Remember that continual step-wise action is what will keep you moving!

Step 3

Watch this short video outlining 5 top tips for gaining traction with your strategic plan or project.

As a spoiler alert, or in case you’re in a hurry, they are:

  • Identify higher priority actions
  • Develop a realistic schedule
  • Look outside (for answers)
  • Allocate regular time for implementation
  • Celebrate success


There’s huge value of taking time to reflect on your good work and identifying ‘what’s next.’

Having a simple process to follow makes it far easier to achieve success with your project or strategic plan!

If you want some advice, direction or assistance, book a 20 min strategy session (as my way of saying “you rock – BIG time!”)

Talk soon!


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Andrew Huffer

Andrew Huffer has over 25 years experience in working with organisations, businesses, managers and communities and at a state, national and international level. He designs and delivers specialist engagement processes, with a focus on facilitating open decision making processes and skill development of clients. He has delivered presentations and workshops at a number of state, national and international conferences.

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