Strategic Planning – PLANNING: Where Are We Headed?

Strategic Planning – PLANNING: Where Are We Headed?

The Misguided View Of Separating ‘Strategy’ From ‘Planning’ Some argue that ‘strategic planning’ is somewhat of a contradictory term as ‘strategy’ and ‘planning’ are two distinct activities with little connection to each other.  The main argument for such a position...
Strategic Planning – PERSPECTIVE: Where Are We Now?

Strategic Planning – PERSPECTIVE: Where Are We Now?

Without Proper Perspective You May Be Cutting Down The Wrong Jungle! Stephen Covey in the “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” uses an illustration where three distinct roles in an organization – producers, managers and leaders – are cutting their way through a...
8 tips for implementing a strategic plan in the midst of your whirlwind

8 tips for implementing a strategic plan in the midst of your whirlwind

The enemy of strategic plan execution is the constant demands of people’s day jobs. The book “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” calls this problem the “whirlwind” and describes it as “the massive amount of energy that’s necessary just to keep your operation going on a...
Hamilton, Napoleon and why every company needs a strategic plan

Hamilton, Napoleon and why every company needs a strategic plan

In 1805, Britain risked being invaded by Napoleon’s forces. The Battle of Trafalgar would become a decisive battle thanks to one strategic decision. As they prepared for battle, the British — led by Admiral Nelson — had a fleet of 27 ships, while the combined French...
Setting your business up for repeat success

Setting your business up for repeat success

For over a century since winning the World Series in 1908, the Chicago Cubs struggled largely due to a lack of investment and commitment to create not only a team that could achieve success for one season, but could enjoy repeated success over many seasons. Every now...

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