As we near the end of one year and get ready for 2004, it seems like a good time to revisit the topic of professional development, as well as business development. One of the main reasons why companies fail to continuously improve is that they fail to "put-to-writing" their business plan and then publicize it to their employees.
For me, outlining my business plan has been a process that I have carried with me since my first management position as manager of HVAC engineering back in the mid-1970s. At that time, I sat down and outlined my first action plan (roadmap) for the coming year. After 25 years, I continue to apply this concept annually as I fine-tune and continue to learn more about management.