Strategic Planning

How far is too far?

When you prepare for a strategic planning session, how brave are you? If you have been doing environmental analysis, internal feedback loop and strategy management sessions for any amount of time, you’re probably aware of the obvious risks in your environment and created through your existing strategy. Hopefully you’re aware Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

There’s room for everyone to shine

Strategy is one of the few things that crosses organizational structure. Most other things in an organizations function within the context of silos/business lines. While some organizational leaders get frustrated with the limitations of what is sometimes referred to as “silos” in a derogatory sense, they’re not a bad thing. Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Reinventing the wheel

Within an organization, there are all kinds of styles and personalities, but only one planning system. You need to leave room for people to be themselves, while still maintaining some consistency within the strategy management system. There has to be room for people to contribute in a way that aligns Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Be brief, be (b)right, be gone

There are all kinds of cool planning philosophies and frameworks that feel like they could make you a strategy giant, if only you could get enough executive time to explore them all. For those of you who thirst after knowledge, you’re always running into new ideas that could be beneficial. Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Culture

Passion vs. Panic

We’ve all worked for people with different leadership styles. Leaders have such a profound impact on your work experience, it’s hard to not pay attention to how this affects you. I’ve worked for passionate, caring, controlling, lazy, paranoid, visionary, tactical, and inspirational leaders over the years. You never forget how Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Stimulating thought

It’s funny how many research hours go into creating massive and comprehensive documents that are used by such a small percentage of the organization. Many organizations don’t have the structure to regularly convert data into any kind of wisdom on a large scale. I’d like to suggest that in order Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Simplementation

How well does your organization manage the implementation of strategy? If you said “Really well,”statistically speaking, you are lying to yourself! Take that with a grain of salt, but also give that a minute to soak in. It’s been proven that most companies aren’t effective at taking their strategy and Read more…

By Kirk, ago