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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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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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 easily 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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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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