The second quarter (Q2) is rapidly ending. The thing about Q2 is that it is something of a gut-check. If you are off plan, there is still time to recover if nothing else goes wrong. If you are on plan, there is time to get ahead of plan by the year’s end or survive a small downturn in business and still finish the year strong. If you are ahead of plan congratulations and get back to work. Q2 – it’s all good.
Suggested Action: forget everything about Q1 and Q2 except lessons learned. The rhythm of the business cycle continues. Use Q3 to accomplish pre-planning activities and Q4 to finalize 2018 plans. At the end, celebrate 2017.
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