Why You Need Strategic Focus

With over 20 years of experience in strategic planning and business leadership, I have read a ton of material on strategic planning. In general, this material falls into two categories: 1) process....

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Maintaining the Status Quo – NOT (usually) the Best Strategy.

As a strategist, I am continually evaluating the options and alternatives to plot the best course ahead. The “do nothing” alternative is always a possibility, but if you or a team realizes the....

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Corporate strategy, business strategy and functional strategy; why so many?

Why are there so many types of strategy and how do you keep them all connected?

This a really important question as planning happens all the time and as this question suggests at different levels....

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Can’t Problem-Solve Your Way to a Epic Strategy

Charting a new strategic direction is a dilemma of leadership. You have to have a strategic plan, but setting goals for the future may feel perilous. What if you don't achieve them? What if they....

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Combat Epic Strategy Failure – Complete Strategy Development

Strategic planning is a highly visible and significant undertaking for management, so it is disturbing to read the statistics on their success. 80 - 85% of strategic planning efforts are deemed a....

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What are the steps in strategic planning?

Strategic Planning requires a different thinking mindset than the mindset required for managing.  We call the thinking needed for strategy development Strategic Thinking.  To facilitate this....

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3 essential elements of epic strategy

A great strategy is a great story.  And, like all great stories, there are classic elements which, when expertly crafted, evolve a good plan into a great strategy.

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We Just Make Pants!

Do you ever find yourself taking your work too seriously?  Have you gone out for a drink with a colleague and started talking shop only to be appalled at the sound of outrage in your voices? Maybe....

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Are You A Good Storyteller?

There is so much data analysis and information sifting during strategic planning processes, we can forget that to gain momentum for execution of the resulting plan, it must be well understood and....

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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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