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This is How Powerful Strategic Planning Steps Build Commitment

Its important to follow a few basic strategic planning steps to build team commitment.  When your team gets together to initiate/update your strategic plan, what is everyone looking to get out of the process? Naturally, nearly everyone has their own personal interests and perceived needs and wants. How do you merge their individual approaches with […]

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This Is How You Can Make Good Strategic Planning Objectives

Every so often, I encounter questions about whether an objective is a good one.  Over the past 30 years, I’ve watched many hundreds of objectives set, and most of them completed.  I’ve seen some have great positive effects on companies and a few that turned into disasters.  As a result, here are a few things […]

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This is How to Tell if You’re Ready for Strategic Planning

I ask this question, partly, because all too often I hear people say their companies aren’t ready for strategic planning. Let’s take a look at what you need to be truly ready for strategic planning. 1. An operating business This seems like an easy one, but quite often people talk with us about strategic planning […]

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This is What You Do When You Don’t Have Time for Strategic Planning

Help!  We don’t have time for strategic planning!  I’ve heard variations of this plea dozens of times in the past few years.  Clearly, some companies get into situations where the management team needs to focus on specific issues that come up – either by design or happenstance.  Maybe your company is one of them.  How […]

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Successful Strategic Planning – The Best Way to Get Started

CEOs often find their strategic plan is not strategic and not well thought out.  How can you prevent that from happening?  How do you uncover the real issues facing your company? For successful strategic planning, don’t start cold and be sure you have a robust process. First of all, the team should be the top […]

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How to Avoid the Most Common Challenges of Strategic Planning

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