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When I look back, I see perseverance

My grandparents had twelve children. Like many of their friends and family members, they married and started their family in the early days of the Great Depression.  They had a farm so they could....

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

Thinking is very trendy these days.  There are multiple articles promoting design thinking, the value of systems thinking and the need for greater strategic thinking skills, but are these all the....

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Too Many Goals! Apply strategic thinking to motivate not overwhelm.

“What are the greatest challenges you face?”

This was the question I posed to stimulate a brainstorming exercise during a recent Strategic Thinking Workshop.

“Too many goals. We have too many....

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Why is Strategic Thinking Important - now more than ever

For years “strategic thinking” has been reserved for executive team meetings or board rooms as part of a firm’s strategic planning process. However, the highly dynamic environments we operate in....

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How to look for strategic business partners?

Partnering has become a favored strategy to achieve growth goals. Favored because it is often faster to partner than to take the time to build what someone else has established and in today’s....

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3 Questions That May Reveal Your Hidden Strategist

This week, I was a guest on Dov Baron’s Leadership and Loyalty podcast.  This was truly an honor because Dov’s podcast has been ranked as the #1 top podcast on leadership by Inc Magazine. It was....

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Are you a good strategic thinker? 5 Signs You Could Be.

Strategic thinking capabilities are a huge asset to an organization.  Finding good internal strategic thinkers and leveraging them in our planning projects significantly strengthens the strategic....

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Which comes first strategic positioning or strategy? Neither.

The relationship between strategy and positioning are both the result of strategic planning in which you first set the context within which you operate, and then define the ultimate position you....

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Why You Need Strategic Focus

With over 20 years of experience in strategic planning and business leadership, I have read a ton of material on strategic planning. In general, this material falls into two categories: 1) process....

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Actively Promote New Strategic Thinking for it to Serve You

When developing and implementing strategy you are in the business of change, fighting against the inertia of the status quo. Even the most brilliant plan won’t prevail against the forces of the....

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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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