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4 Disciplines Essential to Strategy Implementation

You have spent months working on your strategic plan, and now, finally, it has been approved. Kudos to you and your team! Now, what? How do you engage your operators in its implementation? How indeed. It is not like the rest of the organization has...

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3 Steps to Evaluate Emerging Issues (without disrupting your plan)

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and pretty soon you have a dozen." -- John Steinbeck I like rabbits, but I love ideas. Too many of either...

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Strategic KPIs

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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 and their budget, then go right back to...

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Renew Strategic Thinking without Rewriting your Strategic Plan

Strategic thinking can and does happen every day, but it is rarely adequately optimized. Here is why. Strategic thinking requires a shift in mindset...

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New Strategic Management Plan

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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. A new year invites optimism for this...

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Strategy or plan

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The difference between a strategy and a plan (and which do you need).

There always seems to be a lot of planning going on. However, not all planning efforts are the same: different processes produce different results....

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Pandemic Recovery Steps for Your Strategic Assessment

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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...

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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...

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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...

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