Cecilia Lynch

Cecilia Lynch, founder, CEO, and chief strategist at Focused Momentum LLC, a leading authority on strategic thinking and strategy development. She is the creator of Strategy Class®, the training program she launched to demystify the overwhelming task of developing a strategic plan using her proprietary tools and planning methods.

Mission statement your organizations ultimate why

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Writing a Mission Statement: Your Organization's Ultimate 'Why'

Have you ever wondered why some organizations seem to move with purpose while others flounder? The secret might lie in a tool often overlooked: the mission statement. Far from being mere corporate jargon, a well-crafted mission statement is the...

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missing strategic plan elements

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6 Critical Elements Your Strategic Plan May Be Missing

As a leader in a corporation, non-profit organization, or small business, you understand the importance of strategic planning. It's the roadmap that...

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strategy hijacked

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Is Your Strategy Being Hijacked?

In their Harvard Business Review article, Don’t Let Metrics Undermine Your Business, authors Michael Harris and Bill Tayler explore this question by...

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Want to engage future leaders? Take a seat.

Raise your hand if you were alive on November 22, 1963. I recently posed this question to 30 senior executives and board members as we opened a...

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Multitasking

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Multitasking – NOT the Best Strategy

Multitasking is often a skill identified with a highly productive person, yet today our use of technology has pushed multitasking to ridiculous...

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Strategy Implementation

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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...

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Emerging Issues

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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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