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Improve Morale – Increase Motivation Part 4: Why managers don’t delegate

By M. Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Note:  This article is part of a series taken from Dana Baldwin’s article Improve Morale-Increase Motivation originally published in Compass Points in January 2003.  Although this article was written in 2003, these tips are timeless. In Part One, we defined morale and motivation and said that one way to […]

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What is a “SMART” Objective?

By M. Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant In strategic planning, we often talk about “SMART” objectives.  But when it comes down to actually picking our objectives, are we really being smart, or are we simply reaching for an easy way out? We define an objective as a task or project that is necessary to accomplish, but for […]

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Improve Morale — Increase Motivation! Part Three – Effective Delegation

M. Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant, CSSP, Inc. Note:  This article is part of a series taken from Dana Baldwin’s article Improve Morale-Increase Motivation originally published in Compass Points in January 2003.  Although this article was written in 2003, these tips are timeless. In Part One, we defined morale and motivation and said that one way to […]

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Which threats are truly strategic – and which threats contain the best opportunities?

By Robert W. Bradford, President and CEO In the thousands of strategic planning meetings we’ve conducted, we’ve run into a fair amount of threats.  Interestingly, some of those threats – even those deemed extremely unlikely – have come to pass with some clients.  One unlikely benefit of these otherwise bad experiences is that I’ve been […]

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