Posts in Category of: Strategic Planning

July 1969 Moon Landing

Moonshot

September 4th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Strategic Planning

The death last week of astronaut Neil Armstrong marked the remembrance of a bygone era. Armstrong, of course, was the first man to walk on the moon along with colleague …

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Who, Me? An Olympian?

August 7th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Organization Health, Strategic Planning

The 30th Olympiad opened 10 days ago, attracting nearly 11,000 athletes from 204 countries competing in about 300 events. Modern era games have come a long way from the ancient …

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Massage Your Business

July 24th, 2012  |  Published in Strategic Planning

My wife and I recently traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with our good friends Georgia and Tom Davis and two other couples. Several of us got massages while …

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On the bridge or in the galley?

July 17th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning

Recession Recovery As businesses emerge from the worst recession in 80 years, many leaders of small and mid-sized businesses find that they’ve been pulled into operations during recession recovery. Over …

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Your Most Productive Day

June 19th, 2012  |  Published in Productivity, Strategic Planning

What’s your most productive day at work? In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs tomorrow and some leaders believe the extra sunlight makes them more productive. (In the Southern …

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Scratch

June 12th, 2012  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Winning and Losing: Horse Races and Business You probably know that the day before Belmont, the favorite horse in the race – I’ll Have Another – was scratched, abandoning an …

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How Are You Doing?

May 15th, 2012  |  Published in Productivity, Strategic Planning

Think back 137 days to New Year’s Eve. Even if you didn’t purposefully say or write down a couple of things you wanted to accomplish in 2012, you at least …

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A New Final Four

March 27th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Strategic Planning

March Madness in the NCAA basketball world is drawing to a close with teams in the Final Four playing their games this weekend and the championship game set for Monday, …

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How to Defy the Odds of Failure

January 10th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

Setting New Year’s Resolutions: Defy Failure This Year It’s the dawn of a New Year. Are you setting New Year’s resolutions? Studies show that the resolutions most of us make …

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Live in the Now

December 27th, 2011  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

Are You Living in the Now? “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle What’s your most precious commodity? It’s time. …

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Peel Your Personal Onion

November 29th, 2011  |  Published in Goal Setting, Productivity, Strategic Planning

The Socratic Method “Let him that would move the world first move himself.” – Socrates You’ve probably heard of the Socratic Method, but what is it exactly and what does it mean …

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10 Scary Questions

October 25th, 2011  |  Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

In the spirit of Halloween, here are 10 scary questions to ask yourself and answer to get the most out of life. I selected these 10 questions from more than …

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4 Parts of Planning

October 4th, 2011  |  Published in Accountability, Strategic Planning

How to Plan for Business In the last 30 days, I’ve led four strategic planning sessions for companies in four different industries: financial services, healthcare staffing, heating & air conditioning and …

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What’s Your Future?

September 27th, 2011  |  Published in Strategic Planning

As inevitably as the seasons change, thousands of companies every year shut their doors because of the leadership team’s failure to develop a written plan and then implement it. Tens …

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Get Your House in Order

September 20th, 2011  |  Published in Strategic Planning

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~ Plato (BC 427-BC 347) You wouldn’t build a house without a blueprint. Why would you build your business without …

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Plans are Useless

September 13th, 2011  |  Published in Strategic Planning

The general who orchestrated D-Day – General Dwight Eisenhower – said, “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” It’s true that …

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Why Bother? 10 Benefits of Planning

September 5th, 2011  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Strategic planning season is upon us. For organizations whose fiscal year ends December 31, the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is prime time for planning. Vacations are over and …

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All In or Playing Along?

May 3rd, 2011  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

A troubling game is starting to play out in the workplace. The game is being played for high stakes among bosses and their direct reports at all levels of organizations. …

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What Happened to “Please”?

February 1st, 2011  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Whether you made New Year’s resolutions, set objectives for 2011, or set your sights on an experience to celebrate within the next 12 months, I’d like to encourage you to …

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A Time To Reflect

December 1st, 2010  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Throughout the year, I’ve had the privilege of advising CEOs and their key executives from 51 different companies in a variety of industries. I’ve spoken with dozens more leaders throughout …

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