Strategic Planning

Back to basics

You should constantly be able to define why you’re relevant, to whom and what you’re doing to make that more true tomorrow than it is today. We generally start with things that are simple and foundational and then move beyond. It’s important to make sure that as we do that, Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

A well rounded system

The thing about strategy management is that it’s not as simple as taking what you learn in a book and implementing, it’s a bit of an art. The challenges come from the need for unique positioning, but largely from the organic components of dealing with people and culture. There’s the Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Banish the quest for average

We admire things that are done to an unusual, almost extreme level. It’s worth paying attention to because it’s interesting and it transcends the ordinary. We also pay attention to things that we want to associate with. If you have a strong personal interest, you’ll find a way to congregate Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Quest for average

Culturally speaking, does your organization pursue excellence? “Why, of course” we all answer. The challenge in life and in finding improvement opportunities isn’t always in finding the things that are painfully obvious. It’s usually in finding the things that are hidden to us, because of our assumptions and beliefs that Read more…

By Kirk, ago