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7 Steps to Get the Most out of Strategic Planning

Every company needs a plan, but not every company is successful in building one—or the one they have is sufficient ...
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Going through the Motions?

Time to take a look at your employee engagement The bad news first: A Gallup poll found that only 36% ...
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Are your Employees in the Dark?

You want employees who understand their roles in each goal you set, and you want them to be excited about ...
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Strategy is Not a Four-Letter Word

You can almost hear the collective sigh that comes from a company-wide meeting on strategy. Strategic planning. Strategic alignment. Strategic ...
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Hiring and Retaining Employees in a World Gone Mad

For “Stranger Things” fans, sometimes the real world can feel like the Upside Down. The pandemic, the Great Resignation, the ...
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How to Set SMART Goals

Leaders want to achieve something, improve something, grow something. Only one path leads there, and its mile markers are goals ...
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Goal Setting Best Practices

Only about half of organizations have a formal strategic execution process. But of those that do have a formal strategic ...
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Align Everyone’s Work to Goals

It’s not time to rest on your laurels for setting solid, aspirational goals. Your organization requires smart action to avoid ...
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How to Define your Market Position

“My revenue was $4 million my first year in business, off of one $20 item.” Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx ...
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A Day in the Life of a Leader

Nisha is the VP of Operations at her company. Here is a breakdown of her typical Tuesday: 6:00am Alarm goes ...
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The Groundwork for Building Your SWOT

The first step to building an effective and long-lasting strategy is identifying where you are. The key to successfully identifying ...
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How to Create Stellar Mission, Vision, & Value Statements

Creating effective mission, vision, and value statements are essential in running a successful business. Craft clear, concise statements to enhance ...
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Strategy Should Be “Choose Your Own Adventure”

Let’s travel back to the early 1990s when mega bookstores exploded. It is a Saturday, and the scene is buzzing ...
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The Secret to Outperforming Your Peers

An impressive 70% of companies with a formal strategic planning and execution process in place report outperforming their peers.  Having ...
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Strategy in 3 Simple Steps

Most companies don’t do strategic planning and execution well. Just ask the people responsible for delivering on it: less than ...
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