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

Focus Your Leadership with this Goals Grid

It can be tough getting your leadership and planning team focused and thinking strategically about your long-term strategic objectives. If you’ve completed your SWOT analysis and are still struggling to get... By Heyden Enochson

Your SMART Goals Suck – Fix Them

In order to reach your strategic objectives, you need to set goals – short-term, more immediate milestones that stretch your company to reach its full potential. We’re just going to move... By Erica Olsen

Use These Key Attributes in Building a Better Organizational Goal

Defining organizational goals is like riding a bike, right? If you’ve done it before it’s easy to pick it up and do it again. It’s pretty straightforward. So, let’s start with... By Jeff Brunings

Writing SMART and Meaningful Goals

This guide on crafting your future through strategic goal setting is a very important part of the strategic planning process. Writing good goals is the critical piece of whether your strategic... By Todd Ballowe

Outsmarting SMART Strategic Goals That Miss the Mark – A 2013 Planning MUST

By this time of the year you have perspective. With Q1, Q2 and Q3 behind us, your annual division or business strategic goals should be within reach. Some of these goals... By Todd Ballowe

Executing Strategy with Meaningful Measurement

When developing a goal or action statement, we frequently promote the S.M.A.R.T. acronym, which defines an effective goal as one that is Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Responsible and Time-bound.  We have included... By Shannon Sage

SMART Goal Setting Examples

What makes a great goal? Whether you're using an online platform like, or sitting down with a pencil and paper to plan your day, you need to make your goals... By Todd Ballowe

How to Set SMART Goals (5 mins)

If you really want to achieve a goal, set one that is SMART. Good goals should be Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Responsible (person), and Time-bound. Watch this Whiteboard session to learn additional... By Todd Ballowe

Identifying Next Actions with SMART Goals

If you've been paying attention the past few weeks on our way to making strategy a habit, you'll know that we've 1) gotten ready for the strategic planning process, 2) articulated... By Erica Olsen

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