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hire your next strategic planning consultant

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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 conducting a panel style interview are all key tactics...

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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...

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2019 Interbational Womens Day

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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...

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Do you need Role Clarity?

Clarifying roles is one of the most productive exercises a team can engage in. So why is it so rarely used? One reason is that teams don’t know how...

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Does a strategic plan limit you?

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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...

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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...

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Learn Leadership Capabilities

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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,...

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connect the dots for success

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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...

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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...

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Begin with the Change You Want to Create

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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...

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