5 x 15 Report
Your Weekly Review and Planning Process
“The best path forward you can create is a combination of the path behind and the path inside.” – Alex Aanderud
Taking time to reflect on the progress you’ve made, the obstacles you’ve faced and the path you’ve walked is as vitally important to your success as planning for the upcoming journey. Take time each day to reflect on the day and plan your next. Same each week, month, quarter, year…
For my coaching clients, I require a weekly review called a 5 x 15 report. The term “5 X 15” refers to the fact that the report should take no longer than 5 minutes to read and less than 15 minutes to write. This is only a high-level, way “above the weeds” kind of report. The intent is not to clearly communicate all the details of the week, but to highlight the important information, bring it fresh to your mind as you plan your next. It also helps to hold you accountable for the commitments you make to yourself.
These are not designed to be long, drawn out narratives. Rather, these are to be brief and prompt discussion and support. (Online 5x15). The weekly 5x15 is part of the tasking and must be completed 18-36 hours before our scheduled weekly call. This allows me time to review the report and make adjustments as necessary.