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When Strategic Planning Goes Wrong: Why “Simple” is So Hard

When working with leadership groups to develop strategies, I notice that they often struggle with saying “no.” It is very easy for a strategy to become a list of loosely connected initiatives, each completely feasible, but together demanding far more attention and resources than the organization can possibly muster. Why is this? In their book, […]

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No More Low-Value Meetings!

 I have to admit to a bias. I am driven to maximize the value of every meeting I can. By that,  I mean that I want everyone who attends a meeting to think their time was well spent, and that something of substance got done. My preference may seem like a no-brainer, but believe me, […]

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Bloomington Innovation Leaders Converge on Convention Center October 1

On October 1st, 2013, business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Monroe County will be converging on the Convention Center on South College Avenue in Bloomington to participate in the first Innovative Leadership Institute. Topics will revolve around how the changing technology landscape is influencing the manner in which companies market and brand themselves and how […]

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Strategic Planning Mistakes – Episode 1

Learn a lesson from animated office drone Bob Bumbler in this lighthearted look at Strategic Planning… Bob Bumbler Holds the Strategic Planning Retreat in the Office Conference Room

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Strategic Planning: Two Critical Lessons for Success

I was having coffee earlier this week with my good friend John Kirby and we spent a lot of time talking about strategic planning. John is one of the most strategically oriented HR leaders I have the pleasure to work with.  He and I like to get together and solve the problems of the world […]

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