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Has your vision come up lame?

A VISION should set your course and define what you want to see when you arrive at your future destination. It should be deeply inspiring, compelling and motivating. If you have written a business....
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The Big Squeeze - Competitive Market Pressures from all sides

The Strategic Dilemma:

An industry leader contacted us to bring a fresh approach to their strategy planning process. In recent years, their long run as the industry leader was under attack from....

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Are We There Yet?

It’s the end of summer, so as the summer travels ends you might think you will have a break from hearing  "Are we there yet?".  But, as fall approaches and businesses turn their attention to the....

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Strategy Boost™ has Lift-Off!

We just created an exciting ‘lift-off’ for one of our clients with our new program Strategy Boost™ and I’m so excited to share what I witnessed. By using just two Strategic Focus tools in this....

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3 Pitfalls of the DIY Approach to Strategy Development

Making a decision to engage a professional to help develop your strategy may seem like a lavish investment, yet here are common pitfalls to avoid with the do-it-yourself approach.

    1. Trying to....
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We Just Make Pants!

Do you ever find yourself taking your work too seriously?  Have you gone out for a drink with a colleague and started talking shop only to be appalled at the sound of outrage in your voices? Maybe....

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Don’t Unwind Your Good Work

How do you ensure that your great plan doesn’t unwind during implementation?

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Post Tags: Leadership, Strategic Management, Strategic Planning, strategy implementation

You are right, it is hard! 

About a year ago, I turned my fantastic planning tools and techniques to my business.  I had long ago used the strategic thinking tools on my consulting practice to better understand my unique....

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Is Your Organization A Strategy Killer?

As a strategist I am extremely fortunate to spend the majority of my time working with clients to shape their ideas into new strategies to achieve growth.  Unfortunately, even the most brilliant....

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Do You Have The Grit To Lead Into The Future?

3 Indications that you don’t have the grit to lead your company to a new level of performance.  Developing a new idea or a new direction for your business is never a sure thing.  If it is a sure....

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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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