Don’t Confuse Action with Execution: Using an Effort Tool

Planning is an effort. It isn’t executing.

Effort can be confused with execution.

Action can even be confused with execution.

What does Plan look like? What does Execute look like?
Gathering information, even to lead to a decision   Perform with the information Directly identifiable outcome
Deciding/Weighing Activate the decision (shorter term)
Often no firm time in place SMART- M & T specific
Organizing steps and processDecision and post-decision effort
Lots of How questions, what-ifs, and feeler or open-ended questions More closed-ended questions, finite responses, “How is it going” is the main “How”

One example of defining the difference between a type of Effort (Planning in this case) and Execution.