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Strategy or plan

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The difference between a strategy and a plan (and which do you need).

There always seems to be a lot of planning going on. However, not all planning efforts are the same: different processes produce different results....

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Pandemic Recovery Steps for Your Strategic Assessment

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Why your 2021 needs a Strategic Assessment, strategic plan, or not.

2020 was a horrible year. The massive changes and uncertainty destabilized everything, the least of which was our ‘planning and managing...

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Time to Get Back-On-Track with Strategic Planning?

This year has been full of ups and downs for all of us. This roller coaster has taken a toll on long-range planning efforts, and rightly so. But, as...

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Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Strategic Thinking: All the same?

Thinking is trending. I have read multiple articles promoting design thinking and the value of systems thinking. We are also seeing strategic...

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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...

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Budget planning stress

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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...

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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...

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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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How to Prepare for Strategy Discussions

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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...

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Maintaing your Strategic Focus over time

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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...

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