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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How to hire your next strategic planning consultant?

Bringing an outside expert in to assist a strategic planning effort is typically a significant consulting investment for an organization. Looking at multiple candidates, checking references and....

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Does your strategic planning have a missing piece?

 Shel Silverstein’s book, The Missing Piece has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. I still have a copy and love sharing it with anyone that notices it on my bookshelf. The story is....

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A World with Many Women Leaders

Starting at age seven I taught my son that every Thursday is Mother’s Day. As a single mom, running a business and a household I needed him to learn early that I had a hard job and I needed his....

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Do you need Role Clarity?

Role clarity is one of the most productive management exercises a team can engage in, so why it is so rarely used? I believe that one reason is that teams don’t have a tool to guide role clarity,....

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Does a strategic plan limit you?

The short answer? Yes.  Is that a bad thing? No.

Limitations can be a good thing. They can provide a healthy structure that improves responsiveness to change.

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Target personal strategic performance

The optimism of a new year can quickly vanish when teams turn from planning to managing. The demands of managing transactions and interactions take over focus and attention to longer-term, more....

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Don't be Afraid to Make Radical Changes

I have a small painted dish that sits on my desk that says, “Put on Your Big Girl Underpants and MOVE ON.” It was a thoughtful gift from a client. In a strategy session, when the group comes right....

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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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