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Making your strategic planning practical – how much time should I spend?

The key to the “goldilocks” approach to your strategic planning is understanding how strategic planning can help you think about your business, your customers and your competitors.

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Where are you on the Technology Curve?

New technologies follow a fairly well-understood “curve”.  We can think of these curves in terms of profitability, but this is oversimplifying things.  Much of the thinking about technology curves in the business world comes from the work of Nikolai Kondratiev in the 1920s. The Kondratiev Curve In his work, Kondratiev suggested that there are long-term […]

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Online Simplified Strategic Planning Series starts June 17!

Robert Bradford will be presenting Simplified Strategic Planning in a series of six online presentations starting on June 17.  You may participate live, and we will send video of each session to all subscribers.  Each session is two hours long and will cover the entirety of the Simplified Strategic Planning process.  Attendees will receive videos […]

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How to Make Successful Strategic Plans – Good Objectives Plus Monitoring

Successful strategic plans include good objectives and monitoring. The desired result of developing your strategic plan is to develop an actionable road map for the future of your organization. While there are always diversions, the goal is to have a SMART strategic plan to guide your actions. SMART means Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely. […]

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What You REALLY Need to Focus On in Your Strategic Planning Meetings

During a few strategic planning meetings in the last couple of years, I’ve noticed something that probably won’t surprise you:  I started to get annoyed that we were spending too much time on things that weren’t important.  This is one of the most common complaints about strategic planning, and it’s a valid one.  Here are […]

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This Is Why You Should Do Annual Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning should not be a one-and-done business process. As a rule, your organization should conduct annual strategic planning even though it’s time horizon is typically multiple years. Why, you ask? Isn’t a strategic plan valid for more than one year? No, for a number of reasons. First, if the rate of change in your […]

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