Communicating Strategy

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

Leveraging the Buzz to Shift Culture

During the creation of our local Washoe County’s master strategic plan five years ago, one of the most challenging components they needed to tackle as an organization was to improve their... By Heyden Enochson

Creating Alignment is a Dance with Organized Chaos – A Lesson from Make-A-Wish

The common misconception around strategic alignment is it’s created in a perfectly structured environment where all long-term objectives, actions, and priorities fall into their natural place and a plan just becomes... By Heyden Enochson

Helping St. Vincent’s Health Partners Eliminate Administrivia from their Strategy

The first year of strategic planning is often marked with shifting priorities and a continued focus on making strategy part of your organization’s every day. This is often the end-state goal... By Heyden Enochson

Getting Every Child to High School Graduation in Reno, NV

Every organization embarks upon the strategic planning process for different reasons. Some to achieve growth plans. Some to improve how efficiently they run their businesses. Others to enact change in their... By Heyden Enochson

Simple Isn’t Simple

In a world of ever-growing complexity, many leaders look for ways to simplify strategy as an approach for increasing adoption by an organization’s culture. Mark these words of warning: oversimplification could... By Heyden Enochson

Talk to People, Not Technology

Virtual teams and remote workers have become the norm in many industries. There are tons of added benefits to having remote teams, but they miss out on the fundamental day-to-day interactions... By Heyden Enochson

3 Reasons To Axe Acronyms in Meetings

TLAs- Three Letter Acronyms. You might know what they mean, but they don’t always translate to everyone sitting in the room. We’ve all seen eyes glaze over and the look of... By Heyden Enochson

It’s Not a Strategy until You’ve Answered These Two Questions

Like most strategy leaders you’re probably full swing ahead in planning for next year. You’ve assembled your strategic planning team. Your team has completed its kick-off meetings to communicate timelines and... By Jeff Brunings

Enough with the Sucky PowerPoints

Whether you’re facilitating planning sessions or having your quarterly business review, your presentation needs to resonate with your audience. Using a PowerPoint as part of it can either help you, or... By Heyden Enochson

Winning Ways To Communicate Your Strategy

In the absence of communications there is no strategy. Then why do so many organizations spend an inordinate amount of time, energy and resources on creating a strategy and forget to... By Jeff Brunings

Our Strategy Spotlight Finds a Star in Canada

Strategically positioned north of the Greater Toronto area, The Regional Municipality of York is comprised of nine local municipalities and home to more than 1.1 million residents. It also hosts one... By Todd Ballowe

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