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Strategic Planning as a latte - it's all about the espresso

As a C-level executive responsible for innovating technology, there are plenty of technology-based words on the business roadmap that suggest you’re strategic with innovation. We all have read recently...

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Innovating, strategically

As a C-level executive responsible for innovating technology, there are plenty of technology-based words on the business roadmap that suggest you’re strategic with innovation. We all have read recently about artificial intelligence, block chain, digital, data...

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The promise of strategic planning and the reality of results

The Promise of Strategic Planning and the Reality of Results A Case Study of Organ Procurement Organizations Dr. Raina Knox, CEO Stratex Solutions This strategic planning case study covers...

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Strategic thinking

A new year is upon us. For many executives, this is the time to review the strategic plan by pulling it out of the dusty binder to orchestrate a new year planning session. For others, it’s a time to refresh the minds and review what was achieved. What better time to get real! I challenge...

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Beyond surveys-moving beyond the what, to the why, to support organizational change

As a C-level executive responsible for innovating technology, there are plenty of technology-based words on the business roadmap that suggest you’re strategic...

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Stakeholder engagement will transform your organization

The origin of the quest for stakeholder engagement began as a step in the process of developing a new strategic plan. The treasure found was unexpected and not immediately recognized. Like many treasure discoveries, it took a bit of sifting to see the shiny nuggets found. The organization featured with the bravery to...

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Why conducting a SWOT analysis is a complete waste of time

Conducting a SWOT analysis is the motherhood and apple pie of strategic planning. Everyone knows that’s one of the first things on the Strategic Planning Retreat agenda. Take a moment to consider just how many of these exercises you have participated in throughout your career. Very likely the number is more than the...

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Strategic innovation - no more bright, shiny objects

Innovation is such a common buzz word; it is starting to make the lists of overused words. However, in a world where most organizations have a shortage of key resources (human and financial) innovation is one of the few methods where significant improvements can be made. The Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria places significant emphasis on...

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A call to action - meeting the needs of "atypical" entrepreneurs

I didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur. The image many of us have of entrepreneurs is that of young energetic twenty somethings out to change the world or to carve off their own piece of it. I am a 50ish woman with a very long history of working in large to midsize corporations but...

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"First rule of leadership: everything is your fault" - Hopper, from A Bugs Life

Everyone looks in the mirror and think they’re looking at a natural leader. But according to Gallup, 82% of managers are pretty much complete failures. Only 1 out of 10 are really right for the job. While “managing” is different than “leading,” it’s a close enough proxy to demonstrate that there are very, very few...

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