• Not the Old DEI: How the Pandemic and Social Justice Changed Planning

    2020 was full of new realities. These realities challenged us to navigate a series of ever-changing variables, strengthening our tactical capabilities and teaching us patience. Thankfully, with vaccines providing a path to stability, our natural optimism is returning. With it, we need to plan...
  • Is Your Thinking Too Data-Driven?

    Management teams love data and their tools to analyze them, but they often expect more from them than they can deliver. When attention turns to planning, leadership teams expand their regular review of transactional reporting to include a business evaluation with assessment tools like the...
  • The Unique Risks We Face in Restarting Planning in 2021

    2020 was extremely difficult for most of us. The massive changes and uncertainty destabilized everything, the least of which was our planning and managing disciplines. We relied more on tactics than strategies to survive. However, as we enter our second year of this global pandemic, with...
  • Break the Cycle of Setting and Forgetting Strategic Objectives

    Don't fall into the pattern of setting and forgetting this year's strategic goals. Apply strategic thinking and drive strategic management performance all year long.
  • Remote Working Is Here To Stay: Implications to Planning Meetings

    As we move from managing a remote workforce to planning and managing our businesses remotely, today’s leaders are facing a new challenge in their efforts to survive this pandemic: How to stimulate much needed strategic thinking and mitigate the burnout everyone is feeling from months of virtual...
  • How do you being a strategic planning process?

    For entrepreneurs or small business owners, the best time to start is now - today! For smaller businesses that have an annual planning cycle, we recommend starting in the 3rd quarter of the current fiscal year so that you can use your insights to set new goals for the next fiscal year.
  • Why do you need a strategic plan?

    The real value in dedicating the time and effort in strategic planning is the thinking that is stimulated that will ultimately spill over into every management conversations, formal and informal.
  • 5 Elements of Strategic Thinking Capabilities

    Today's fast-paced, ever-changing environments mean strategic thinking skills are more important than ever. Learn how to build them in your organization.
  • 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?
  • Epic Strategy: Transform Your Strategic Plan into Epic Strategy

    Learn how to apply the concepts of the hero's journey to develop strategic thinking! This approach relies on classic storytelling structure to strengthen business strategy development, engaging multiple stakeholders to leverage their thinking in your strategy development, and an intuitive...