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Seven deadly sins of planning



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Planners and strategists are wonderful people but we are all tempted by sin from time to time. Here are the seven greatest sins of the planner right now

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Seven deadly sins of planning

  1. 1. The Seven Deadly Sins Richard Huntington
  2. 2. The Seven Deadly Sins Of Planning
  3. 3. Gluttony Over indulgence to the point of extravagance or waste
  4. 4. Don’t indulge in the planning echo chamber
  5. 5. Build your own approach from evidence and experience
  6. 6. Envy When someone lacks another’s superior quality, achievement or possessions and desires them
  7. 7. Resist your envy for people that ‘make things’
  8. 8. Making meaning is far more powerful than simply making things
  9. 9. Lust The feeling of intense desire for sex, power and expensive things
  10. 10. Making the work great sounds sexy but its not your job
  11. 11. Your job is to make sure the work solves the problem
  12. 12. Greed An inordinate or insatiable longing for wealth, status and power
  13. 13. Don’t become a servant of your client’s greed and wishful thinking
  14. 14. Your real client is your customer not the people that pay you
  15. 15. Sloth A habitual disinclination to exertion
  16. 16. You are fucking good, perhaps you needn’t work so hard
  17. 17. Anxiety maketh the planner
  18. 18. Wrath Intense response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat
  19. 19. You are rightly angry about inclusivity and diversity
  20. 20. Improving the inclusivity and diversity of our work is on you
  21. 21. Pride Foolish or irrationally corrupt sense of one’s personal value
  22. 22. You think that we have a god given right to exist
  23. 23. Changing reality is the only fit job for a planner