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What We Need Now

What We Need Now

There has been so much going on in the world this year I actually forgot it was 2020.  2020, the year that we all planned for in 2000 and 2010. Vision 2020!!  How many of us had aspirational goals for 2020?  The world was going to be all robotic. Our businesses were...

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Companies that Care, Win!

Companies that Care, Win!

I just read a great article, A lesson in creating successful companies that care . The Pandemic helped to uncover this, but we really already knew this! In my experience, companies with leaders who care create cultures of empowered teams, and when combined with...

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Stretch Strategic Leaders: If I had a Nickel

Stretch Strategic Leaders: If I had a Nickel

If I had a nickel… For every time I am asked about impacting culture, I would certainly still be doing what I do because I find so much joy and purpose in this work. But I would also have a beach house right up next to the ocean so I could hear the waves crash every...

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Stretch Strategic Leaders: An Introductory Story

Stretch Strategic Leaders: An Introductory Story

Darcy and I met almost two years ago, after having shared multiple clients but never meeting in person. We quickly discovered a common love for helping mid-range businesses develop empowering strategies to grow. As we talked, we became passionate about our stories of...

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Feedback: What’s the big deal? 

Feedback: What’s the big deal? 

If there's one thing we need to be successful in life, it's feedback - a powerful, FREE tool in our management arsenal - yet it is SO underutilized. Why is this an issue? And, when feedback is given, why is it often given poorly? The TED podcast WorkLife With Adam...

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Only the Brave Implement

Only the Brave Implement

Fact: Less than 15% of companies track strategic outcomes. Are you kidding me? Over 70% of organizations struggle with execution according to a recent article from the Harvard Business Review entitled Why Strategy Execution Unravels – and What to Do About It. Here are...

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Write Clear Objectives that Produce Better Results

Write Clear Objectives that Produce Better Results

When looking to create better business results, your first crucial step is to create or review current business objectives. Organizational goals serve four major functions. They provide guidance and direction, facilitate planning, motivate employees, and help evaluate...

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5 Steps for Making Effective Goals

5 Steps for Making Effective Goals

The term “Goal Setting” commonly evokes reactions ranging from utter fear and dread, to eye rolling and annoyance. Why? Because there is a right way and (many) wrong ways to set goals. These 5 steps will help you set goals that make sense, are achievable, beneficial...

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Strategic Budgets: Critical for Strategic Planning

Strategic Budgets: Critical for Strategic Planning

Strategic Budget A strategic budget is a high-level forecast of income and expenses that helps a business identify future financial needs and plans based on expected profit, expenses and cash flow. If a business doesn’t have the budget to support its strategic plan,...

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