From What I've Gathered

How to Get Started with Strategic Planning – Part 2

In my last blog post, I recommended using SWOT when you’re developing your Mission and Vision statements. In this post, I’ll unpack what that means. Do a SWOT analysis. Sometimes the truth hurts. But every effective Strategic Plan requires an honest, objective look at an organization’s DNA. To those not familiar with the most popular…

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How to Get Started with Strategic Planning – Part 1

What is Strategic Planning?   Glad you asked. It’s a process that helps you know where you stand, clarifies where you should go, and creates a detailed plan on how to get there. Qualified consultants navigate leaders and teams through creating core objectives, leading to greater alignment, growth, and confidence. Although there are many good programs…

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two coworkers in face masks planning on a whiteboard

How Do the EOS® and StratOp Processes Compare?

What does EOS stand for in business? As a StratOp facilitator and guide, I’m often asked about EOS. What is EOS? EOS stands for “Entrepreneurial Operating System®”. It’s a set of processes and tools that help small and mid-sized companies to be more efficient in running their businesses. StratOp, the system that I implement, is…

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What’s YOUR Perspective?

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being…

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The Right Hiring Process

Hiring the right people is important. In our current environment, it could be argued that it’s never been more important. Yet for how important it is, I find it’s one of the top challenges leaders face. If only there was an example of sound hiring processes.   Well, there is. Curt Rager is the President/CEO of…

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The Development Pipeline

Effective leadership cultures are produced intentionally, evidenced by a “pipeline” method for creating and developing leaders. There are four stages, or “sections of the pipeline”: Recruiting, Training, Deploying and Reviewing. If any of these sections in the pipeline “leaks” (is ineffective), then the entire leadership development process suffers. Below is a brief description of each…

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