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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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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 a conference room of 30 senior executives and board members. We were in the opening section of a....

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How to turn a budget cut into a strategic thinking opportunity.

As the fiscal year ends, the planning teams wrap up the annual planning and distribute next year’s budgets. Ideally, this would be a time of excitement as each new year brings new challenges and....

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Why do so many executives hate budgeting?

It just sucks. Every year we try to make improvements, and it gets better, but it still sucks.”

This is a sentiment expressed by the CEO of a successful and fast-growth technology company on a....

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Is Your Strategy Being Hijacked?

In the recent Harvard Business Review article, Don’t Let Metrics Undermine Your Business, authors Michael Harris and Bill Tayler explore this question by taking a close look at how Wells Fargo’s....

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Three Symptoms You may Lack Strategic Focus (and what to do about it!)

A constant in strategic management is the need to respond quickly to perceived threats or potential opportunities. More than ever before, the speed of decision-making is as important as the....

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Are you missing the Forest for the Trees?

Data is front and center in today’s management team meetings. Executives report spending more and more time pouring over their dashboards and analyzing variances from performance targets.  They....

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Three Steps to Evaluate Emerging Strategic 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 and I love ideas, but too many of either and you have a problem.  Managers....

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Slow down and move ahead - sounds like summer to me.

A slower pace, time to reconnect with friends and family, spending more time out of doors, or finally setting off on a trip months in the planning; these are all hallmarks of the summer months.

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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 from the problem-solving, now-oriented skills....

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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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