Strategic Assessment: Step 1 to your epic strategy

A great strategy is a great story. Based on the story of the hero’s journey, in our first article 3 Essential Elements to Epic Strategy I introduced how to transform a good business plan into a....


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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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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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Get Ready for Disruption (in philanthropy).

Recently, Sean Parker (of Napster and Facebook fame) launched his philanthropic foundation, the Parker Foundation with a $600 million gift. With its introduction, he published a message to his....


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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.



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

CECILIA LYNCH, Author, Founder and Chief Strategist


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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