Sunshine and Planning Retreats in the Deadliest Catch Harbor

Jun 29, 2016

This week, the OnStrategy Team traveled to Alaska to facilitate annual strategic planning sessions with one of our longest standing clients, the North Slope Borough School District. During our summertime stay in Alaska we came away with some interesting notes.

We’ve been working with North Slope for nearly 10 years. We came to the realization that we’ve been helping North Slope facilitate, manage and execute their plan for nearly a decade. It’s amazing how time flies.

You have to ask the hard questions around organizational systems and process. When strategy meets paper, you have to ask the hard questions about how objectives and goals can be turned into manageable processes. Without the right processes in place you’ll see the wheels spin with no traction.

Processes bring life to strategy. Without processes, strategy just becomes a bullet point on paper. As the years have gone by, it has become clear that we need to help North Slope build processes so their people can execute their plan.

We visited the Salty Dog. This bar is famous for collecting tales from the sea on “The Deadliest Catch”.

You can actually wear sunglasses at midnight. The summer solstice brings daylight nearly 24/7. So in Alaska it actually is acceptable to “wear sunglasses at night.”

Comments

Comments

*

What is 13 + 10 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
All fields are required.

Free Guides & Resources

Setting OKRs that Work

A FREE downloadable guide and canvas to build Objectives and Key Results.

SWOT Assessment Guide

A FREE downloadable guide and canvas to complete a SWOT analysis, synthesize it into Competitive Advantages, and then use your SWOT to create SMART goals.

Guide to Create KPIs with 100 Example Metrics

A FREE downloadable guide to learn the basics of Key Performance Indicators with 100 example metric sources for ever department of your organization.

Free Guide for Writing Better SMART Goals

Download the FREE guide to learn how to create goals that have impact in your organization.

Free Guide to Build a Growth Strategy

A FREE downloadable guide and canvas to create a growth strategy that clearly defines where you play and how you’ll win.

Goals/OKR Cycle Guide

A FREE downloadable guide and canvas to establish a quarterly rhythm for OKRs and Goals.

OKR Essentials Cheat Sheet

Download the free cheat sheet to guide you through building and refreshing OKRs.

Join 50,000 Other Leaders Engaged in Transforming Their Organizations

Subscrbe to get the latest agile strategy best practices, free guides, case studies, and videos in your inbox every other week.

We Believe in Empowering Teams to do Amazing
Work, Consistently and Passionately

Success isn’t a list of flashy logos. It’s about helping anyone who wants to lead a great organization.
If that’s you, join our list of clients – you’re in good company:

Armen EZR Multnomah RHA SEO Monitor
Chobani Cisco Armen KIA Patagonia
Concordia College Davenport Fairbanks St. John's Washoe County School District
Boys and Girls Club BSA Cancer Society Maryland Food Bank Make A Wish
CMPD Long Beach San Francisco City of Sparks Washoe County