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Corporate strategy, business strategy and functional strategy; why so many?

Why are there so many types of strategy and how do you keep them all connected?

This a really important question as planning happens all the time and as this question suggests at different levels....

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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. What if you don't achieve them? What if they....

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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 from business management activities, and....

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Combat Epic Strategy Failure – Complete Strategy Development

Strategic planning is a highly visible and significant undertaking for management, so it is disturbing to read the statistics on their success. 80 - 85% of strategic planning efforts are deemed a....

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Are Tacticians an Obstacle in Strategy Development?

Tacticians are those brilliant folks on your team that know how to get things done. They are not typically the ones that come up with the new ideas, but they are the ones that can give you....

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How Can You Use Entrepreneurial Vision in Your NEW Strategic-Plan?

I live in San Francisco, so let me use a hometown illustration to answer this great question.

We are well known for our sourdough bread. This type of bread is yeast based. One of the most famous....

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What outcomes can I expect from Strategic Planning?

Your strategic planning project should result in greater clarity, confidence, and productivity.

The strategic planning process should result in greater alignment and deeper understanding of common 

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What are the steps in strategic planning?

Strategic Planning requires a different thinking mindset than the mindset required for managing.  We call the thinking needed for strategy development Strategic Thinking.  To facilitate this....

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You will be RETHINKING your strategic plan this year.

The one thing I am sure of for 2018 is you will need to rethink your strategic plan. This new tax law is a game changer.

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Strategic Direction: Step 3 of your epic strategy

A great strategy is a great story. Based on the story of the hero’s journey, in my first article, 3 Essential Elements to Epic Strategy, I introduced how to transform a good business plan into a....

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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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