Connect Progress with the Plan at Mid-Year.

Leading a project, team, or company can feel all-consuming. There is so much time and attention taken by planning and managing that the equally important role of communicating is given short....

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An Obstacle to Resolve or a Bona Fide Emerging Issue?

A measure of strategic management capabilities is how well a leadership team can balance responding to market conditions and staying focused on achieving objectives set out in a long-range....

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Commitment to Success; Make Tough Decisions Early

While it is true that one of the benefits of investing the time to define a clear strategic direction is that it helps in decision-making, it is also true that it does not make decisions. That is....

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Sustain Strategic Focus: Align with External Cycles

Gaining a different perspective and discovering new influences on success are ideal outcomes of a robust strategic planning process. However, they don’t have to be packed away as you document your....

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4 Disciplines Essential to Strategy Implementation

With a strategic plan complete, the leadership challenge switches from strategic thinking to strategic management. Fundamental to the successful management of a new strategic direction is an....

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Why is Strategic Thinking Important - now more than ever

For years “strategic thinking” has been reserved for executive team meetings or board rooms as part of a firm’s strategic planning process. However, the highly dynamic environments we operate in....

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How to look for strategic business partners?

Partnering has become a favored strategy to achieve growth goals. Favored because it is often faster to partner than to take the time to build what someone else has established and in today’s....

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3 ways to put your mission statement to work

A mission statement can inspire and fulfill a unique role in your strategic management toolkit, but they often play a boring role in the organizations that have them. 

I confess, I too tend to....

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Don’t Bite! Your mantra to successfully lead strategy implementation.

If you are like most of us, building something you're proud of makes you excited to share it.  But in strategy development, the enthusiasm of working hard to create brilliant new thinking can....

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3 Questions That May Reveal Your Hidden Strategist

This week, I was a guest on Dov Baron’s Leadership and Loyalty podcast.  This was truly an honor because Dov’s podcast has been ranked as the #1 top podcast on leadership by Inc Magazine. It was....

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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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