Strategic Planning

Why use a strategy map?

Strategy maps are used to capture and communicate the components and interdependencies of a business strategy. Each objective (box) on the chart represents an improvement that is a driver for greater corporate performance. By mapping this out, leaders and employees generate a clearer and more consistent understanding of what drives Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Unique value

As a corporate planner, you encounter a wide range of internal clients. Some of them are crystal clear about the path to greater relevance and others struggle with and are scared by planning because deep down inside they don’t know where to go with it. One way to get at Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Leaders leading

There are lots of folks who want to lead. There are many different reasons why people want to lead. Before anyone SHOULD lead, they need to have the capacity for vision. Quite simply, leaders need to know or have the capacity to develop a vision of where they’re leading their Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Potential and performance

Potential and perception of potential are two different things. So are potential and performance. No one lives up to potential, but some people come a lot closer to potential than others. We’ve all heard stories of people who were told they’d never finish high school, who were expected to live Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Break it down

It is critical when making major decisions that you remove emotionality from the equation. As an agent of a corporation you have a responsibility to act outside of your personal reactions, in the interest of the organization and context of the strategy. One thing that significantly impacts decisions are assumptions. Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Self-limiting behaviors

Before you sit down with your board or executive the next time to plan, stop and think about the impact this has on the potential of the organization for the coming year. It sets the threshold and upper limit (potential) of what is considered good enough for your company. Executives Read more…

By Kirk, ago