Strategy Reviews

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

Drinking Our Own Kool-Aid: Lessons from Our Own Planning Process

As strategists, it feels like we are always preaching about the importance of reviewing and updating your plan for the new year.  So, we jumped in and drank our own Kool-Aid... By Heyden Enochson

Helping Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD Create One of America’s Safest Cities

This week, we returned to Charlotte, North Carolina to facilitate the 2019 planning process for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). We’re always struck by the thoughtful work and sessions with CMPD.... 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

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

Is Your Strategy Surviving or Thriving?

It’s a new quarter, and chances are there is something about your strategic plan that needs to be addressed. All master forms of diligence aside, strategic planning is not a sure... By Todd Ballowe

The Horror of Using Rusty Strategy Tools

Keeping strategy front and center can sometimes feel like a bold endeavor. Perhaps for some reading this, it might even feel like having a forced visit with King Kong. You’ve seen... By Todd Ballowe

Float Your Strategy Like a Butterfly, Work Like a Bee

Seven Questions To Help You Prepare for a Quarterly Strategic Review. For this newsletter, we are dubbing March the “Month of Momentum.” Finally, a month that is not split in half... By Todd Ballowe

Strategic Execution Superstars: University of Georgia’s College of Education

We are honored to shine a spotlight on the University of Georgia’s College of Education, for ranking in the top 10% of OnStrategy customers for goals completed. Founded in 1908, the... By Todd Ballowe

Running a Great Strategy Review (6 mins)

Great strategy reviews are the heartbeat of any strategic management process. Reviewing the status of your goals and objectives, adapting your tactics at regular intervals will help ensure you’re working on... By Shannon Sage

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