Posts in Category of: Strategic Planning

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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 …


Scary Questions from Your Team

October 29th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Halloween is in two days. Here are three sets of scary questions leaders should be prepared to answer from their team: Do we have the people on our team we …


What’s Your Panama Canal?

October 15th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

One hundred years ago this month the Panama Canal opened, making it possible for ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Isthmus of Panama in half …


The 10 Biggest Mistakes of Strategic Planning…and how to avoid them.

September 10th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Every year, companies make huge mistakes during their strategic planning sessions. These mistakes result in frustration, lost dollars and another missed chance to get it right. This year, avoid those …


Simple, Not Easy

September 3rd, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Most plans fail. Plans rarely fail because of misguided strategy or a lack of good ideas.  If anything, organizations have a bad habit of putting too many good ideas in …


Call for Back-Up

July 30th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning, Uncategorized

Summer’s here and that means vacations are here, too. Will your organization maintain its momentum during summer, or will your plans slow down or fall behind as your talented team …


7 Lessons from 1776

July 2nd, 2013  |  Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Tips Learned from America’s Forefathers In two days – July 4 – Americans celebrate Independence Day. This national holiday commemorates the passage by the Second Continental Congress in …


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Green + Growing

April 2nd, 2013  |  Published in Organization Health, Strategic Planning

How to Be a Smart Leader Spring is here, ushering in a new season of growth. Are you green and growing? Are you and your colleagues continuous learners? Are you …


Three Powerful Questions

March 26th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

The first quarter of 2013 will be gone in five days. It’s been 86 days since New Year’s Eve, and most New Year’s Resolutions have been forgotten. As you prepare …


Batter Up!

March 12th, 2013  |  Published in Customer Service, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning

Spring training has begun for major league baseball. Every team starts the year focused on the same objective: become a World Series champion. To win it all, teams must win …


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Top 10 Performance Hurdles

March 5th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

In the last six weeks I led strategic planning sessions for three successful companies in Maryland, Florida and North Carolina. Three different industries. Three different cultures. Three different sets of …


Super Bowl-Caliber Performance

January 29th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

How to Win in Business and in Football To reach Super Bowl XLVII, 12 teams played 10 games. Four storylines emerged that remind us of what it takes to win …


Seeking Inspiration

January 22nd, 2013  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Strategic Planning

Starting today, nearly 1,000 people from at least a dozen countries will begin arriving in Dallas for the Vistage International Conference. The successful men and women executives gathering for the …


The Big Five

January 15th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Our family is somewhere in Africa. We are on a search for the Big Five:  Lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros. As you begin a new year, what …


The Leader’s Easy Job

January 8th, 2013  |  Published in Holiday, Organization Health, Strategic Planning

Happy New Year! Did you take time during the holidays to relax, reflect and recharge? I hope so. Because here we go again. Another lap around the track. A leader’s …


You Can’t Afford This

December 11th, 2012  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Every year, organizations develop strategic plans to improve their performance. And every year, most of those plans fail. Click here for Bustin & Co.’s Top 10 Performance Hurdles list which …


12 Christmas Questions, Part 2

December 4th, 2012  |  Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

Year-End Reflection As we navigate the year-end parties, shopping, travel and all the other hustle and bustle of the December holidays, we’ll eventually get around to remembering the reason for …


3 Scary Questions

October 30th, 2012  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Tomorrow is Halloween. Here are three scary questions about life that terrify a lot of successful people: 1.       For what am I searching that will give my life purpose and …


50 Shades of Beige

October 9th, 2012  |  Published in Strategic Planning

How to Collaborate To get from Point A to Point B requires a plan and the commitment of your team. To achieve commitment, involve the leaders that will be held …


Elephant Hunting

September 18th, 2012  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Addressing the Elephant in the Room Every organization has problems that need fixing. Unfortunately, not every problem that needs fixing is acknowledged. Between now and year-end, leaders are presented with …


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