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The Start of Another Year

So. Another year. If, by chance, you haven’t already established your strategic plan for 2013, now’s a good time to jump in and get it done before you’re completely swamped with day-to-day activities.

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Minutes: Who Needs ’em?

I’ve been somewhat surprised that blog posts I’ve done on agenda management have been among the mostly highly read. In a way, I shouldn’t be because if you strip all of the high-minded notions of strategy and execution, what’s left … Continue reading

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Agenda Management – Follow-up

Having designed a nice, monthly agenda that’s based on a balanced scorecard framework and is recurring (to avoid a constantly-changing grab-bag of topics): what’s the best way to bridge the gap that happens between meetings. Beyond a regular old-fashioned set … Continue reading

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Summer and Execution: Stop or Go

Most strategy execution requires the commitment of multiple people from multiple areas of an organization. Since it can be almost impossible to coordinate calendars, recurring weekly or monthly meetings are arranged. There is rarely full attendance at these meetings – … Continue reading

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Agenda Execution

I previously described the overall framework for an agenda and how it can largely be automated by making it a recurring, monthly document, tied to business strategy as structured through a balanced scorecard. This avoids having a seemingly random collection … Continue reading

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Monthly Meetings – Agenda Management

Now that January is over and the rest of the year is kicking in, it’s worthwhile taking a moment to think about how you stay on top of strategy execution along with regular operations. Call for agenda items A common … Continue reading

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Keeping the Momentum

It’s approaching the end of the calendar year. Looking back, many organizations have done their strategic planning in the second and third quarters. From there they shifted into budget-setting mode in the fourth. There now lurks a danger: entropy.

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Strategic Abandonment

Please release me, let me go… A situation that often arises in strategic planning is that a select group gets together and comes up with a bunch – hopefully – of good – hopefully – ideas to help meet corporate … Continue reading

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Feedback from a Conference Session

A few days ago, I delivered an overview of the process of strategic planning and execution. It was at a professional day session at Pacific Contact, an annual conference for members of organizations in the performing arts sector, organized by … Continue reading

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