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Three Causes of Virtual Meeting Burnout

Pandemic or not, businesses need to review plans for this year and plan for next year.

Leadership teams must think through how the world has changed and how they will respond to thrive and grow....

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Does this pandemic mean we are letting go of planning meetings?

Large group strategic planning meetings are typically conducted away from the office to foster an environment where folks engage with each other differently. Today, most of us are working....

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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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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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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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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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Maintain Strategic Focus through Annual Planning

For those with a fiscal calendar starting in January, the autumn months will be dominated by one thing: budgeting. By mid-September, the budget kick-off meeting has been booked, and negotiations....

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Are You Going to Meet Expectations?

“Gain a fresh perspective.”

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Why You Need Strategic Focus

With over 20 years of experience in strategic planning and business leadership, I have read a ton of material on strategic planning. In general, this material falls into two categories: 1) process....

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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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