Managing Performance

Annual Planning is Dead

Well, we don’t actually mean that. But it’s certainly enough to get your attention! What we do mean is setting annual plans and only adapting and changing them once a year... By Heyden Enochson

Three Flavors of Strategy Reviews

Every organization has its own set of unique challenges, culture, and approach to driving towards their future. So, when people ask if they should be following a standard, prescriptive approach to... By Heyden Enochson

KPIs vs Metrics – Tips & Tricks to Performance Measures

Understanding how you’ll measure success in strategic planning is one of the most pivotal elements of a successful and implementable strategic plan. But, we’re going to let you in on a... By Heyden Enochson

The Power of the One-Page Strategic Plan

During our last newsletter mini-series, we stressed the importance thinking through the best implementation approach and selecting the right cadence for your plan’s execution. Defining the process and cadence are vital... 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

5 Reasons Your Team Might Resist Strategic Planning & Change

As many organizations cycle through the planning and execution process for the new year, it’s not uncommon for leaders to face resistance from their team or organization during the process. Resistance... By Heyden Enochson

Planning Part 4/4: Executing Your Plan & Managing Performance

After completing part 3 in this newsletter series, you should have a complete plan. With a complete strategic plan, everything should be smooth sailing, right? Well, not always. One of the... By Heyden Enochson

It’s Already October – Use These Tips to Jumpstart 2018 Planning

The seasons have changed and the number of days left in 2017 are dwindling away. Being mid-October already, now is the time to jumpstart your organization’s 2018 planning process to start... By Heyden Enochson

Your strategy is a hypothesis. Use a mid-year review to test its accuracy.

Your strategy is a hypothesis. It’s your team’s best guess as to what will yield long-term success. So far this year, you’ve been implementing a strategy with a supporting set of... By Heyden Enochson

3 Reasons You’ll Fail Without a Q1 Strategy Review

It’s the end of the first quarter. As a football coach, would you skip a huddle with your team? Probably not. So, then why are you skipping a quarter-end huddle with... By Erica Olsen

5 Traps of Personal Productivity Management

Performance management is a problem. More specifically, how most people approach their own performance management is riddled with pitfalls. This is evident with the torrent of self-help and self-management books... By Todd Ballowe

Strategic Implementation

Do you know how to write a strategic plan? Most people don't. Scores of business school students are produced each year who don't know how to actually produce a viable plan.... By Erica Olsen

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