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It’s About Relationships

No, no, not the romantic kind. The regular, standard fare, everyday relationships with your co-workers, bosses, friends, neighbors, etc. – that kind. With the pace of business, the always-on life and... By Erica Olsen

Using the PEST Analysis as a Strategy Tool

There are many strategy tools to choose from when you are determining your strategic position, structuring your strategic plan and executing against it. The PEST Analysis is one such tool, great... By Erica Olsen

Create a Plan that Resonates Using Buzz Sessions

A very real concern we often hear from clients is creating a plan their organization resonates with. This is doubly true when an organization’s planning team is fearful the greater organization... By Heyden Enochson

A Pragmatic Approach to Leading with Your Core Purpose

In the words of Simon Sinek from his famous Start with Why Ted Talk, “People don’t care what you do, they care why you do it.” One of the pivotal moments... By Heyden Enochson

How to Refresh Your Strategic Plan

With a new year approaching, you might feel like you’ve just completed your strategic plan. While it may be already Q4, the thought of completely redoing your strategic plan probably isn’t... By Heyden Enochson

Why Great Leaders Seek Conflict for Creativity

How does Google solve their most intricate and difficult design challenges? Five days of unbridled, deep, thoughtful conflict. But, it’s not conflict in traditional sense of the word. They leverage a... By Heyden Enochson

Goal Cascading 101: Create Strategic Objectives and Aligned Annual Goals

One of the most frequent questions we’re asked is how to create strategic objectives and the aligned annual goals that serve as the backbone to an organization’s strategic plan. Not to... By Heyden Enochson

Who’s responsible for what? Structuring your strategic plan.

Creating a structured strategic plan is essential to the success of a planning process. But, creating responsibility at each level of the plan is absolutely pivotal to the success of a... By Lorna Shepard

How to Create a Vision Statement to Drive Your Future

In our article about mission statements, we covered the basics on how to create a great mission statement and how to know you’ve got a winner. Vision statements often go hand-in-hand... By Heyden Enochson

Checklist for How to Write a Great Mission Statement

One of our most received questions from our readers is “How do I write an awesome mission statement?” While that can be a loaded question, we thought we would break down... By Heyden Enochson

4 Expert Tips on Coordinating the Logistics of Planning Sessions and Retreats

If there is one thing we’ve learned from nearly two decades of facilitating planning sessions and retreats, it would be you can never come too prepared. We’ve seen it all—technology failures,... By Heyden Enochson

Operational Meetings vs. Strategy Review Meetings: What’s the Difference?

As expert planners, we’re often asked what the difference is between a strategy review meeting and the other types of meetings our clients commonly already hold. The short answer is these... By Heyden Enochson

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