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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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January Strategy To-Do List

As everyone returns from the holidays, we’re both fresh and forgetful.

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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 Collaboration: A Pain in the Rear?

Often organizations have a strategy to collaborate with others. Each may bring complementary components that offer value for all. It could be in terms of geography, customers, products, processes, and so on.

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When the Wish List is Too Long

So, it’s that time of year when strategies, business plans and budgets are being finalized for many organizations. It’s when the gnashing of teeth starts. Groups of people (usually senior leaders below the executive level) have spent quite a bit … Continue reading

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Treat Them Like Adults

In the land of performance management a lot of talk goes on about employee engagement and transparency and objectives and communication and so on. However, the more talk there is, somehow the less actual execution there is; or, rather, the … Continue reading

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Strategy Execution: Just Start

September is a reasonable month to think about getting going. In some ways it’s more of a new year than is January. What I’m referring to specifically is strategy. Well, strategy execution.

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Strategy Execution – Vertical and Horizontal Organizations

An area of strategy execution that gets people interested, and yet repulsed, is organizational design. Should everything be restructured around here, or is fussing with org charts just shuffling the deck chairs? Especially with leaders relatively new to strategy, there … Continue reading

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Getting Comfortable with Making Estimates

It’s that time of year. You’re proposing projects for 2012 and beyond for funding and resourcing. Finance is involved. Discomfort.

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Performance Communication: No Excuses

Inevitably, one of the “big” topics that comes up – and which is usually derided in its execution – is communication. It’s either that it’s not happening at all, or that it’s being done poorly. Frankness is valued, but everyone’s … Continue reading

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