Posts in Category of: Strategic Planning

Scary Times

October 7th, 2014  |  Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

Halloween is approaching and, for some, this observance can be a scary time. The notion of witches, ghosts and goblins haunting the living on Halloween is hundreds of years old. …

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Pick One: Change or Improvement

August 19th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Every week, leaders weigh the risks of changing versus maintaining the status quo. What factors should matter most when making these types of decisions? Check out my complete post here …

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Where’s Your Chokepoint?

August 12th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

I’ve posted my latest blog on LinkedIn, for a change of pace – go over and check it out at the following link –https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140812123634-15819907-where-s-your-chokepoint

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Bon Voyage

July 29th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning, Uncategorized

You’re the captain of your ship. What shape is it in? Is everyone in your organization doing what’s expected or do employees blame each other for missed deadlines, broken promises …

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100 Years From Now

July 22nd, 2014  |  Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

Next week is the 100th anniversary of World War I. Rather than focus on the tragedy of war, take a moment to consider the impact of what you’re doing today …

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Half a Time Zone

July 8th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Our family recently returned from a wonderful trip to Australia and New Zealand. While there, I spoke to several groups of CEOs for TEC Australia. We traveled to Adelaide where …

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Prepare to Stop

June 24th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Why do plans fail? We’re nearing the year’s midpoint. How’s your performance? Take these two actions in the next two weeks to increase the odds you’ll finish the year strong. First, …

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Locked In A Box

June 17th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Most of us are so busy doing our own thing – meeting deadlines, completing projects, hitting the numbers – that we sometimes fail to consider problems and opportunities from the …

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Corporate Hive

May 20th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Summer’s here. Trees are branching out, flowers are in bloom, and the bees are back. We’ve said before that you must cultivate your workplace culture – your work environment – as …

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A Time to Celebrate…and Think

May 6th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

The month of May is a time to celebrate graduations. And a time for all of us to think. This excerpt is from Barbara Kingsolver’s commencement address to the 2008 …

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Spring Football

April 22nd, 2014  |  Published in Event, Strategic Planning

There are two big sports seasons in Texas: football and spring football. Last Saturday, the University of Texas played its annual Orange-White scrimmage. New head coach Charlie Strong made three …

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First Quarter Score

April 8th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

March Madness is over. So is the first quarter of 2014. What’s your score? My survey of 6,000 executives worldwide shows that most organizations do a poor job of tracking performance. …

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3 Ways Leaders Can Destress During the Holidays

April 4th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

This post was first published in 2014, and is being re-posted due to popular response at the time. It’s a busy time of year. If your fiscal year ends Dec. …

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Groundhog Day

January 28th, 2014  |  Published in Event, Strategic Planning

This Sunday is Groundhog Day. It’s a custom begun in the 18th century among Pennsylvanians who brought this tradition from Germany: a groundhog that sees his shadow returns to his …

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Where’s the Beef?

January 14th, 2014  |  Published in Organization Health, Strategic Planning

Forty years ago this month, sweet little old Clara Peller became a worldwide cultural icon when, in a TV commercial for Wendy’s, she received a hamburger that was mostly bun …

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Expect More

January 7th, 2014  |  Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

Happy New Year! And welcome to National Change Month, the time of the year when we get fired up about changing our lives. As you contemplate the changes you’ll commit …

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108 Tires

December 31st, 2013  |  Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

Today’s the end of 2013. Looking back, what accomplishment brought you the greatest sense of fulfillment? A CEO and I were chatting over a glass of wine when he shared …

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Field Goals, Touchdowns and Punts

December 17th, 2013  |  Published in Organization Health, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized

Professional football teams have just two games to play in their regular season. A few teams will advance to the playoffs.  Most will think back on another season squandered. Inside …

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Good, Better, Best

December 10th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

The leadership teams I work with run successful organizations. They are good at what they do and want to get better. When I lead strategic planning sessions, one of the …

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Kennedy, History and You

November 5th, 2013  |  Published in Organization Health, Strategic Planning

The following includes excerpts from Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture, Greg Bustin’s latest must-read book for leaders that will be published February 2014 by McGraw-Hill.   There …

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