How to Drive Strategic Performance (without a strategic plan)

 I love the Fall.  It is a special time when the seasons change and we start thinking about the holidays.  While that is true for most, there are others with a bit more harried view of Fall. These....

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Ready, Set, No Go: when success leaves you at START

Growth typically comes organically: winning new customers, expanding into new territories, or establishing new partnerships.  Inorganic growth, growth from a merger or acquisition, is more....

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4 easy steps to win a new partner

Are you doing well, but see others expanding quickly through new partnerships and alliances?  Do you see a new business opportunity to expand, but you could not do it alone? Maybe others have....

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Unleash Your Creativity

Unleash Your Team’s Creativity on Your Long-term Goals.

In my earlier article: 3 Strategies for Business Growth - Use Your Business Plan, I make my case to renew your relationship with your....

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3 Strategies for Business Growth - Use Your Business Plan

A business plan is typically the starting line for a business venture.  Once the business is up and running and the business model is working well, it often gets filed away, permanently. ....

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Post Tags: business development, Business Growth, Business Plan, Business planning, small business, Strategy Development

Calling All Entrepreneurs!

Ready to take the next step?

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3 Pitfalls of the DIY Approach to Strategy Development

Making a decision to engage a professional to help develop your strategy may seem like a lavish investment, yet here are some common pitfalls to avoid with the do-it-yourself approach.

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You are right, it is hard! 

About a year ago, I turned my fantastic planning tools and techniques to my business.  I had long ago used the strategic thinking tools on my consulting practice to better understand my unique....

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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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Bright Shining Objects are Distractors in Business Planning

 

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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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