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The “new normal” realities of engaging in post-pandemic strategy development.

Just as the last year presented unprecedented management challenges, post-pandemic strategy development conversations will face issues never experienced before.

Here are three realities to....

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Three tips for a sustainable post-pandemic plan.

Last weekend felt like the beginning of the beginning. 

Like many here in the US, my family celebrated the start of summer by joining two other families for a camping trip. We planned the trip....

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What's the difference between a strategy vs a plan (and which do you need)?

These days there is a lot of planning going on.

Planning spurred by post-pandemic optimism and planning to reestablish management disciplines dropped during a year of pandemic survival. But not....

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Is Context the Missing Piece in Your Strategic Thinking?

Let me know if this rings true for you.

You are in a conference room (or now in a virtual meeting) where a team member presents a slide of data in a teeny-tiny font. You think you have seen these....

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The Risks of Postponing Strategic Planning in 2021

2020 challenged our tactical brilliance, but it was not the year to engage in strategic planning. So, as we begin 2021, many leadership groups wonder if they should re-engage their long-term....

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Why your 2021 needs a Strategic Assessment, strategic plan, or not.

2020 was a horrible year. The massive changes and uncertainty destabilized everything, the least of which was our ‘planning and managing disciplines.’ As we enter our second year of this global....

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Time to Get Back-On-Track with Strategic Planning?

This year has been full of ups and downs for all of us. This roller coaster has taken a toll on long-range planning efforts, and rightly so.  But, as we enter our second year of this pandemic,....

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How to Discern Operational Targets from Strategic Objectives.

If it is the start of a new year, it is goal setting time. 

If you are like most, you reviewed how well you performed against last year’s goals and then updated this year’s objectives with....

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Break the Cycle of Setting and Forgetting this Year's Strategic Goals

The start of a year provides an ideal opportunity to define new goals and set a new course for the coming year, and no year has been more anticipated than the start of 2021. Most of us believe....

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Mergers and consolidations: concepts to embrace NOW

This article is part of our Strategic Thinking During a Pandemic series.

Last week I was invited to participate in a panel on how to support the nonprofit sector through the pandemic. We have....

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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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