Posts in Category of: Strategic Planning

Double Secret Probation in the Workplace

August 31st, 2018  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Animal House Turns 40 September means “Back to school,” and this year one of America’s most famous college campuses—the fictional Faber College in National Lampoon’s Animal House—turns 40. The 1978 film …

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Do You Have the Right People in the Room?

August 15th, 2018  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Three Secrets for an Effective Planning Session Ten years ago, David Collis and Michael Rukstad’s article “Can You Say What Your Strategy Is?” was published in the Harvard Business Review. …

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When Is a Little Too Much?

August 7th, 2018  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

The Leaning Tower of Pisa Offers Clues for Your Upcoming Planning Session The period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is often when leaders gather to affirm their organization’s strategies and …

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Pop Quiz: The Difference Between Budgets & Plans?

September 15th, 2017  |  Published in Strategic Planning

As we move into the final quarter of 2017, how will you and your team begin to lay the groundwork for next year? Take 60 seconds to answer these 3 …

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Steer Clear of the Biggest Strategic Planning Mistakes

August 10th, 2017  |  Published in Strategic Planning

With summer nearly a memory, companies are entering the home stretch of the year. Many leaders will consider holding a session with strategic planning consultants, as this will allow you …

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The Summer of 1776: Planning the Future of an Independent Nation

July 4th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

The first battles of the American Revolutionary War were fought at Lexington and Concord on 19 April 1775. The Battle of Yorktown that culminated on 19 October 1781 with Lieutenant …

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Intuition vs. Regret: How the Beatles Climbed to the Top of the Charts

June 19th, 2017  |  Published in Productivity, Strategic Planning

What Business Leaders Can Learn from the Beatles Chances to secure a recording contract were evaporating. The Beatles had talent, judging from audiences they drew regularly in clubs around England, …

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Could Your Business Survive on the Galapagos Islands?

February 6th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

On our family’s recent trip to the Galapagos Islands, we experienced some of the phenomena peculiar to this archipelago that helped inform Charles Darwin’s controversial and ground-breaking theories in On …

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What Are the 12 Questions You Should Ask About Strategic Planning?

September 2nd, 2016  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Will you be gathering your leaders to develop your company’s plan for 2017? Then you might want to take a page from my book, Lead The Way, to have a …

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The 7 Strategic Planning Lessons of 1776

June 28th, 2016  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Declare War on Ineffective Strategic Planning  Next week is the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Americans will celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. This national …

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Personal Goal Setting: What Do I Really Want?

January 5th, 2016  |  Published in Strategic Planning

“In all affairs,” wrote British philosopher Bertrand Russell, “it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” Download …

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Hitting Rock Bottom

October 13th, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success,” said Niccolo Machiavelli, “than to take the lead in the introduction …

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Simple, Not Easy

September 29th, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Strategic planning season is upon us. That’s the good news. Here’s the bad news: Most strategic plans fail. These plans rarely fail because of misguided strategy or a lack of …

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My Dog Ate My Homework… and Other Excuses

September 1st, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

It’s back to school season. Whether you’re a student or a business executive, the back-to-school vibe is noticeable in classrooms, cubicles and conference rooms as calendars fill more quickly, cooler …

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Is This Your Newest Competitor? – Amazon Turns 20

July 14th, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Amazon turns 20 tomorrow. This anniversary means Amazon is one step closer to being your newest competitor. Leaders of business-to-business companies: Pay attention. Fortune magazine calls Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos …

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Taking Time vs. Making Time

June 23rd, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Last week I delivered my accountability workshop to owners, CEOs and key executives over a three-day period in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Kelowna is western Canada’s wine region and Tony …

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Dunkirk Spirit

May 26th, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Memorial Day signals the beginning of summer. The holiday’s original purpose was to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of the Dunkirk …

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David Letterman’s Top 10 List for You

May 19th, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

David Letterman says goodbye to late-night TV tomorrow. During his 22 years at CBS, Letterman developed several quirky features, including “Stupid Pet Tricks,” Monkey-Cam and “Small Town News.” One of …

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Tend Your Garden

April 21st, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

With Spring in full bloom nearly one-third of the year completed, it’s an opportune time for you to tend the garden you call your business and consider taking this action: …

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Success or Significance?

January 6th, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Happy New Year! Are you focused on moving from being successful to leaving a legacy of significance? Download for free this one-page personal goal-setting exercise – the 7Fs. The exercise …

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