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Is Your OODA Loop Working? “It’s not knowing what to do. It’s doing what you know.” Tony Robbins

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John R. Boyd was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot active during the 1950’s In the 1970’s he helped design the F-16 and then went on to promote a concept called the OODA Loop. OODA stands for Observation-Orientation-Decision Action This is a basic pattern for how we make tactical decisions. Col. Boyd is credited for coining this term, originating and promoting the concept which has become a strategic centerpiece for multiple military campaigns. Many acknowledge the OODA Loop concept is just as powerful in business as it is in the military. But it’s just as powerful and simplistic a tool for the individual as it is for larger venues. Particularly when it comes to decreasing the downtime of employee—especially revenue producing employees. The costs associated with not getting organized are rooted in the choices we make about how we manage our time. Costs like downtime of revenue producing staff, higher expenses, missed opportunities, slower response time, poor team performance, stress and frustration just to name a few. In general, lower productivity accomplished with high-priced stressed. The dilemma In a paper written by Drs. Ray Curts and Douglas Campbell, they state that ‘The dilemma of the decision maker within the OODA Loop is largely a problem of data collection, storage, retrieval, manipulation and comparison.’ Stop and think about cluttered file cabinets. Cluttered desks. Cluttered hard drives. While trying to practice the steps needed to close our own OODA Loop, we tend to stumble. Your OODA Loop Observing your own habits or repetitive behaviors is more difficult for some than others. Orienting yourself to the big picture as well as the required detail involves an approach that can be both challenging and frustrating. Decision-making speaks directly to what I call ‘behavioral organizing’…where the biggest demon is procrastination. And last but certainly not least, taking action and moving forward is something that requires our engagement in all three of the previous steps. So…how’s YOUR OODA Loop working?

© 2005 Cynthia Kyriazis

Productivity Partners, Inc.

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Productivity Partners, Inc. specializes in helping employees overcome the 24/7 time management and organizing challenges they face in order to improve performance, increase productivity and reduce stress. PPI assists individuals, teams, and entire companies in gaining confidence and control when it comes to paper, information, time, space and choice management. Offerings include: Onsite workshops Online workshops or webinars Assessments Coaching Consulting Presentations Products

Cynthia Kyriazis started her business in 1992 after 25 years experience in multi-unit operations management. She is an organizing and time management coach, consultant, trainer, speaker and author. Cynthia is past Secretary of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), 2008 President of the International Society for Performance Improvement-Kansas City chapter (KCISPI), a national speaker, and consultant to the American Coaching Association. Cynthia can be reached at Cynthia@ProPartnersInc.com www.ProPartnersInc.com www.Moveyourmindset.wordpress.com

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Is Your OODA Loop working?  

John R. Boyd was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot active during the 1950’s. In the 1970’s he helped design the F-16 and then went on to promot...

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