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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Build New Capacity Thru New Leadership Capabilities

Implementation of a new strategic direction typically starts strong when the energy unleashed from the fun of strategic thinking is fresh. Later, once the transactional aspect of operations takes....

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Beating the Odds - Lessons from 20 Years of Entrepreneurship

66% of small businesses never make it to year 10; yet we were just starting to expand when we hit that milestone. Now, in 2019, I feel like I beat the odds again.  This year Focused Momentum®....

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Connect the Dots (or Don't Lose Track of Key Strategic Assumptions)

In the last blog post, I discussed how necessary it is to set strategic context repeatedly during the early stages of implementing a new strategic direction. Reviewing the core concepts of....

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Context, Context, Context

Strategic planning efforts can produce high levels of anxiety in organizations. Worry is caused when new thinking changes the status quo leaving large numbers of folks concerned about the value of....

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Begin with the Change You Want to Create.

Strategic planning efforts ideally create a long-term “road map” leading to future success. However, maintaining momentum while moving down that road can be a challenge. This blog series offers....

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Five Leadership tips to Strengthen Strategic Results

Creating a winning strategic plan is awesome. You feel great, your team is motivated, and you see renewed passion and commitment to shared success.

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How to prepare for strategy discussions?

Strategic planning participants often express the desire to be well prepared before the first group meeting. It is understandable that a dedicated and diligent new executive or up and coming....

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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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