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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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This is How Communication Improves Your Strategic Planning

Most executives and their teams agree that they should  plan the future course and direction of their organization with strategic planning. This is to help them optimize the overall results, both top line and bottom line, for their organization. How many people think beyond the basics of strategic planning to consider the deeper implications? They […]

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How Many Market Segments Should You Have to be Successful?

One of the benefits of doing a huge number of strategic plans is that we get to see lots of variations.  I started my work in strategic planning with a suspicion that I knew the right number of market segments to analyze.  Actually developing a plan with more – or less – market segments, however, […]

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