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Maintaining the Status Quo – NOT (usually) the Best Strategy.

As a strategist, I am continually evaluating the options and alternatives to plot the best course ahead. The “do nothing” alternative is always a...

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My 80/20 rule for strategic goals won't overload your capacity

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My 80/20 Rule for strategic goals won't overload your capacity

You are most likely familiar with a Pareto Principle which states that 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes; this is the...

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Big Rocks Little Rocks

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Has Your Strategic Plan put the Big Rocks in First?

Last week I wrote a post on creating a strategic thinking discipline to accommodate the ever-changing environments we all live and work in today: Is...

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Is NOW the Right Time for Strategic Planning?

There is no specific hard and fast rule about exactly how often you should conduct strategic planning. However, with ever-shortening life-cycles, and...

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One Concise Visual Can Capture Your Whole Strategy

This week we have a guest post from my long-time collaborator and master graphic recorder and illustrator, Emily Shepard.

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10 Signs Your Strategic Planning is Failing you

Like a great journey, charting a company’s new direction can be filled with risk. Adding to a management team’s challenging is that strategic...

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corporate vs business vs functional strategy

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Corporate strategy business strategy functional strategy; why so many?

Why are there so many types of strategy, and how do you keep them all connected? This is a really important question as planning happens all the time...

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Can't Problem Solve Your Way

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Can’t Problem-Solve Your Way to an Epic Strategy

Charting a new strategic direction is a dilemma of leadership. You have to have a strategic plan, but setting goals for the future may feel perilous....

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Don’t Neglect; Nurture New Strategic Thinking

As I mentioned in last week’s blog post, strategic planning should be a significant undertaking. It is both a highly visible - taking management away...

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