Shelf Lives And Sparring Sessions. Like battle plans, BigLaw and big organization leadership plans don’t survive first contact. Execupundit points out that such plans need to be flexible, always changing, and adapt to circumstances. As a solo, I change my plans every minute of every day. When I experience contact, I often pivot, dodge, and sometimes meet the problem head on. But, I don’t have to consult with a written plan to decide which. What’s in your Employee manual?