BUILD NEW CAPACITY THRU NEW LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES

Implementation of a new strategic direction typically starts strong when the energy unleashed from the fun of strategic thinking is fresh. Later, once the transactional aspect of operations takes....

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Beating the Odds - Lessons from 20 Years of Entrepreneurship

66% of small businesses never make it to year 10; yet we were just starting to expand when we hit that milestone. Now, in 2019, I feel like I beat the odds again.  This year Focused Momentum®....

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Connect the Dots (or Don't Lose Track of Key Strategic Assumptions)

In the last blog post, I discussed how necessary it is to set strategic context repeatedly during the early stages of implementing a new strategic direction. Reviewing the core concepts of....

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Context, Context, Context

Strategic planning efforts can produce high levels of anxiety in organizations. Worry is caused when new thinking changes the status quo leaving large numbers of folks concerned about the value of....

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Begin with the Change You Want to Create.

Strategic planning efforts ideally create a long-term “road map” leading to future success. However, maintaining momentum while moving down that road can be a challenge. This blog series offers....

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Five Leadership tips to Strengthen Strategic Results

Creating a winning strategic plan is awesome. You feel great, your team is motivated, and you see renewed passion and commitment to shared success.

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How a Lesson for My Teen is Also a Lesson in Strategic Leadership.

At times, we all must make tough choices in the present to prepare for long-term success.  All too often we delay acting to change the status quo possibly hoping the issue it will resolve itself. ....

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Actively Promote New Strategic Thinking for it to Serve You

When developing and implementing strategy you are in the business of change, and you are fighting against the inertia of the status quo. Even the most brilliant plan won’t prevail against the....

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One Concise Visual Can Capture Your Whole Strategy

This week we have a guest post from my long-time collaborator and master graphic recorder and illustrator, Emily Shepard.

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The wage war has begun. So, what can YOU do about it?

By the end of January, some three dozen US companies had announced new employee bonuses, hourly wage increases or other modifications in their compensation programs attributed to the 2018 tax cut.....

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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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