Category Archives: Strategic Planning

Teamwork is a value!

Teamwork is important within any organization but it’s also critical to have a “team mentality” in dealing with organizations outside your own. The principles of team apply to both types of relationships. Each organization has to be skilled in what … Continue reading

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What does the word, “windows,” bring to your mind?

Microsoft? Makes sense!  Even though Apple had been using the concept of windows before Microsoft and for a long time, windows was actually an extension of MS DOS, Windows has become synonymous with Microsoft.  How about windows that affect our … Continue reading

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Are You Chasing B.S.O.s? Another Study Says, “Don’t!”

Has extremism taken over North America? Have you left the pier with the others?  Seems like almost nobody wants to be balanced any more.  Radicals, those way over what was once the top, get the 24-hour news cycle’s attention. Is … Continue reading

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More Simple Steps to Great Leadership!

Listen! Become a good listener. Study listening. Learn and hone empathic listening skills. Use reflective listening tools like questioning and paraphrasing. Become a cheerleader for your people. Make sure they understand and believe that your success is their success AND … Continue reading

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Planning as a Way to Motivate and Communicate.

I had a great experience recently as the facilitator, helping a Foundation update its strategic plan.  Working with the Executive Committee and then the entire Board of Directors reinforced my beliefs that the process of planning is more important than … Continue reading

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Can Using the Principles of War Help You in What You Do?

I learned the Principles of War in ROTC at college. Using them became an integral and helpful part of my thinking process through college, my military career, and, even more, in my business career as an association staffer and CEO. … Continue reading

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Align, Execute, and Win!

“We will attack this day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind!”, Jack Harbaugh. Jack Harbaugh, the father of the two Super Bowl Coaches, lived by that statement. To me it’s about getting it done day after day. It takes a … Continue reading

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