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A picture of the new normal

Welcome to our new conference room, playground, living room, gym, and oh yeah, COVID-veggie-garden.

Like many of you, we have been struggling to figure out how to prevail during these....

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Three Causes of Virtual Meeting Burnout

Pandemic or not, businesses need to review plans for this year and plan for next year.

Leadership teams must think through how the world has changed and how they will respond to thrive and grow....

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Does this pandemic mean we are letting go of planning meetings?

Large group strategic planning meetings are typically conducted away from the office to foster an environment where folks engage with each other differently. Today, most of us are working....

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The three reasons NOT to skip the year's mid-year progress review.

Usually, the six month mark is the time to review progress against goals and update strategic thinking, based on changes to planning assumptions. But, with the global pandemic, this year is far....

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When I look back, I see perseverance

My grandparents had twelve children. Like many of their friends and family members, they married and started their family in the early days of the Great Depression.  They had a farm so they could....

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Dealing with the Coronavirus Disruption

I have a good friend just about to retire. In a text exchange over the last week, I inquired "Still set for the move?" His response: "Yes, the movers are scheduled, and I plan to give notice at....

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Are Your Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Strategic?

Plans are set, goals are defined, budgets are negotiated, and a new year begins.

Teams review their goals, their budget, and go right back to focusing on what their priorities were last year.

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Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Strategic Thinking: All the same?

Thinking is very trendy these days.  There are multiple articles promoting design thinking, the value of systems thinking and the need for greater strategic thinking skills, but are these all the....

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Too Many Goals! Apply strategic thinking to motivate not overwhelm.

“What are the greatest challenges you face?”

This was the question I posed to stimulate a brainstorming exercise during a recent Strategic Thinking Workshop.

“Too many goals. We have too many....

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Is your glass half empty or half full?

This last year was an ambitious year for Focused Momentum®.  We celebrated our 20th year in business. We expanded our content and programs and also worked with a bunch of new folks on their....

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CECILIA LYNCH, Author, Founder and Chief Strategist

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As the leading authority on strategic thinking, Cecilia Lynch is the founder and chief strategist at Focused Momentum® and creator of Strategy Class®. Her first book, “Strategic Focus: The Art of Strategic Thinking” a groundbreaking work that demystifies the overwhelming task of beginning strategy development.  READ MORE...

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