Do You Have An Air Sandwich?

An air sandwich? It couldn't sustain you very long, could it?  Yet, time and time again we see organizations trying to drive strategic performance with just this sort of dish:  big vision on the....

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Post Tags: Business Growth, Business Plan, Strategic Planning

Go Slow To Go Fast

I recently received a survey from my son’s school principal.  There was a brief email asking everyone to complete a survey: a list of 20 plus questions.  I started reading through the questions,....

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Don’t Bite! Your mantra to successfully lead strategy implementation.

If you have built a great new plan and now feel that some are trying to derail your strategy implementation, you need to adopt this mantra as part of your strategic management practice.

When....

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Post Tags: Business planning, Strategic Management, implementing a new strategic direction

Should you tear up your new plan? No, lead strategy implementation.

You put so much effort into your beautiful new strategic direction.  It is well crafted; you were able to effectively engage multiple stakeholder groups in the process; great issues were raised....

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Are You Patient Enough To Lead Your Strategy Implementation?

Were you impatient as a child?  Give me, Give Me, GIVE ME!  As a child we are all pretty impatient. But we grew up and we mellowed and learned (to varying degrees) patience.  So why are managers....

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4 Elements at the Core of Your Business Model

You understand your business model right?  Of course you do.  Today the phrase “Business Model” is over used and has a variety of meanings so, although you understand your business model, I bet....

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Post Tags: business model, Strategic Planning, strategic positioning, Strategic Thinking, target audiences

3 Indications your Strategic Planning is NOT strategic

Recently I was talking with a client about the new company she was working in and her concern that the strategic planning process at her new company was not strategic enough. I concurred with her....

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Bright Shining Objects are Distractors in Business Planning

 

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Consulting Speak doesn't make us sound smarter.

This is one my pet peeves: using abbreviations or acronyms.

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It takes just one question to focus your life

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CECILIA LYNCH, Author, Founder and Chief Strategist

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As the leading authority on strategic thinking, Cecilia Lynch is the founder and chief strategist at Focused Momentum® and creator of Strategy Class®. Her first book, “Strategic Focus: The Art of Strategic Thinking” a groundbreaking work that demystifies the overwhelming task of beginning strategy development.  READ MORE...

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