How often have I heard the phrase ” he needs to get his ducks in a row before he can progress”, or some variation thereof.

Often, and most recently yesterday, as a reason that less than expected progress had been made on a project. Unexpected distractions had prevented the foundation work being done, just as it had before Christmas, and in October.

I do not want to hear any more about the challenges of organising to get the ducks in a row, I want to hear what you are doing with the bloody ducks!

Are your ducks flapping, delivering value, in 2013?