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19 September 2018

If nothing gets implemented why bother planning?

19 September 2018, Comments: 0

  I hear that often strategic plans are created but never implemented. I’m sure you’ve heard this statistic before but over 75% of planned […]


5 September 2018

Strategic planning without leadership doesn’t work

5 September 2018, Comments: 0

  Many people I know would rather see the dentist than do planning. Are you one of those? I must admit that I used […]


29 August 2018

10 Questions to Determine Organization Culture

29 August 2018, Comments: 0

A friend quit her job. She resigned because she didn’t fit the team. Paulette is, of course, concerned about the next position. Will she […]


23 August 2018

4 reasons why core values are important

23 August 2018, Comments: 0

  Core values define your organization’s identity – what makes you unique. Core values support the vision and mission and create the culture of […]


4 July 2018

If resistance is normal why do we ignore it?

4 July 2018, Comments: 0

  People naturally resist change. Even those of us who like change have some initial resistance at the beginning. And those people who don’t […]


23 May 2018

Malcolm Gladwell advises writers to use systems thinking

23 May 2018, Comments: 0

  “One of the mistakes that writers make is spending a lot of time thinking how to start their stories and not a lot […]


10 January 2018

Tomatoes and Productivity

10 January 2018, Comments: 0

  I am easily distracted. Squirrel! I decided to try a simple productivity tool called “The Pomodoro Technique.” It is called this because the […]


29 September 2017

Is your plan integration the staple in the corner?

29 September 2017, Comments: 0

  I taught a strategic planning workshop this week. We discussed, at length, the difficulties of getting the departments of the organization to plan […]


23 August 2017

7 Steps for a mission-driven organization

23 August 2017, Comments: 0

  Mission statements drive behavior. The Johnson & Johnson mission saved the company. Does your organization measure up? In the well-known Tylenol tampering incident […]


16 August 2017

Google and why understanding values is important

16 August 2017, Comments: 0

  After studying effective bosses, Google has narrowed down what they teach their leaders to 6 main areas, according to Inc.com this month. One […]


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