Big shifts are taking place. What does it all mean to you and your business? The strategic planning process offers a set of tools to help you logically think through complex business choices. Read about some concrete ways on how to move forward with confidence.
As you consider how you operate on a daily basis, think as well about how much of your time you are spending working in the business versus how much is spent on it? The critical concept is for you to free up some time to work on the business. This one factor will allow you […]
To link mountain-climbing preparations with a success in business, I recommend the work of Jim Horan, author of The One Page Business Plan. This masterful prescription for writing a business plan on a single page in fact incorporates all the elements Sir Hillary himself needed to achieve his vision of climbing Mt. Everest.
Constantly challenged to help my clients work through strategic dilemmas, I started to think more about the ancient Chinese concept of Yin and Yang. Attracted to the concept in the area of work/life balance, I set out to see how the philosophy might be beneficial to business planning. The more I have been able to […]
Despite a lot of talk about the desire to simplify and focus, many professionals fall far short of their longing. With all of life’s daily demands and seemingly pressing priorities, what is the best use of your time and money? The answer lies in having a framework for decision making.
How do you know you are thinking BIG enough? Are you leveraging the full strengths, interests and talents on your team? Will you wind up in a place that will make you happy? Do you have a game plan?
Have you ever been in a situation where your competitor claimed a market share that was not even close to the calculations you gave to your senior management? Or where different people in the organization were using different numbers? Where annual reports claimed market shares you could not retrace in your calculations? Understanding how you […]
The four pillars of a corporate vision, Core values, Core purpose, Big Hairy Audacious Goal, Vivid description and the processes used, and also the lessons learned.
Many companies embark on a strategic planning process, either formerly or informally. Often, many parties in the organization are involved in the process, and the strategic planning session is a traditional occasion which brings the managers together to discuss the issues facing the company. This article is addressed to the people in the organization who […]
The concept of “strategy” can be viewed from many angles – but if we ‘boil’ the concept down to its essence we can gain the clearest insight on how thinking strategically can benefit our business.