From What I've Gathered

Strategic Planning

How to Measure the Success of a Strategic Plan

What Makes for a Successful Strategic Plan? A few years ago, I showed up at the kickoff meeting of a strategic planning engagement I’d been hired to facilitate. One of the company owners pulled me aside before the beginning of the session and said, “Look, I don’t believe in these things. I’ve been through a…

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Barriers

Barriers to Strategic Planning and How to Overcome Them

While there are barriers that can impede the strategic planning process, there are effective solutions to quickly combat potential errors.

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Timeless Wisdom: Proverbs for Leaders (Part One)

Over the years in my coaching practice, I have quoted “words of wisdom” that I’ve picked up along the way. Often, when I do so, I cite the source as “A Jewish Proverb”. Truth be told, most of these quotes should be attributed to King Solomon. Smartest guy in the room. Any room. According to…

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Strategic Planning for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs can use strategic planning frameworks like StratOp to take their businesses to the next level.

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The Power of Pause

The article below was given to me by one of my clients. We had just wrapped up our quarterly strategy review, and this article was written to be included in their upcoming company newsletter. The purpose was to inform all employees, to let them know why each quarter, the entire management team goes off site…

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3 Ways to “Save” Time

  Remember the game show “Minute to Win It” on NBC?   Hosted by Guy Fieri, it pitted contestants against a series of ten nerve-wracking challenges using household objects. To advance and win money, each task had to be completed within the one-minute time limit.   Degree of difficulty escalated as players progressed, and time…

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