Strategic Planning – Don’t Waste Your Time!

Ryan Ramsdale Strategy Leave a Comment

Strategic Planning, perhaps when you hear that term you cringe, perhaps you get excited. Why does this practice tend to bring with it such varied perception? Most organizations seem to complete strategic planning of some nature, yet many are getting little to no return on the investment of their time and money. To understand the secret to making strategy happen, …

Strategic Planning is Different this Year

David Moskal Strategy Leave a Comment

For many businesses, this would typically be the time of year where they begin to build their strategic plans. These plans would often have a horizon of the next 3-5 years. But this year is radically different. Here are 3 key things to consider when building your strategic plan this year: Build rapidly Done is better than perfect this time. …

How to Break Free from the Status Quo

Ryan Ramsdale Strategy

What do you do for a living? A common question that can stimulate or kill a conversation. It’s a go-to question in situations where we meet new people; BBQ’s, dance recitals, you name it. Despite this cultural norm, many are teaching that the key is not what you do but why you do what you do. Your purpose. Simon Sinek …

Everything Has a Life Cycle

David Moskal Strategy

Whether you like it or not, everything that you currently offer your customers follows a life cycle. As time passes, the demands of your customers will change and you need to be prepared to adapt to that. “What got you here won’t get you there” Marshall Goldsmith If you are in the process of building your strategic plan or mapping …

To Decide is to Kill the Other Option

John Gietzel Strategy

The word decision or decide literally means “to cut off” in other words, to “kill” the other options. Choices and decisions are a ubiquitous underpinning of modern life. We make somewhere between 70 – 35,000 decisions per day depending on what you consider a decision. For example, what you eat for breakfast may be less of a decision and more …

Leaders, Do You Have a Broken System? Look in the Mirror First!

Rhonda Honke Leadership, Strategy

I had an ‘aha’ moment this week that has kept my head buzzing. If you are familiar with W. Edwards Deming, the father of the quality movement, you likely have heard his famous quote, “94% of problems in business are systems driven and only 6% are people driven.” If you can get behind this idea that problems are predominantly systems …

The secret sauce to achieve BIG change: Three key ingredients you need to know

John Ferris Innovation, Leadership, Strategy

With the new year upon us, many of us feel inspired to make big and bold changes —whether it applies to our business, career, or personal life.  At the same time, harnessing that enthusiasm and actually getting things done can be a challenge without the right approach. I have found that, when looking at the most success companies, leaders, and …

Restart your business curve – innovate!

David Moskal Innovation, Strategy

Business and marketing guru Guy Kawasaki did a great TEDx Talk titled The Art of Innovation (if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend watching it). In his talk, he articulates that leaders and organizations are often caught off guard by the changes that disruption brings to an industry and its effects on their business curve. Using an example of …