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The “new normal” realities of engaging in post-pandemic strategy development.

Just as the last year presented unprecedented management challenges, post-pandemic strategy development conversations will face issues never experienced before.

Here are three realities to....

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What's the difference between a strategy vs a plan (and which do you need)?

These days there is a lot of planning going on.

Planning spurred by post-pandemic optimism and planning to reestablish management disciplines dropped during a year of pandemic survival. But not....

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The Risks of Postponing Strategic Planning in 2021

2020 challenged our tactical brilliance, but it was not the year to engage in strategic planning. So, as we begin 2021, many leadership groups wonder if they should re-engage their long-term....

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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 disciplines.’ As we enter our second year of this global....

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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 we enter our second year of this pandemic,....

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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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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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