Articles on: Strategic Planning

Does your planning have any strategy?

This is the time of year when a lot of businesses will carve out some time and do some strategic planning. But unfortunately many of those businesses will leave out the strategic part. When you think about strategy, you should be thinking about a cohesive response to an important challenge. Instead many businesses will throw […]

Do you have Fall Back strategies for your business?

Every business needs strategies in place to “fall back” on for the unexpected.  No company is 100% insulated from unexpected challenges that interrupt the normal operations of owning or managing a business…even yours. This past weekend was the annual “catch up on all the sleep you lost over the last year in one hour event” […]

Are you tracking the right numbers for success?

We are quickly approaching the halfway point of the year.  By now you should be seeing some clear indicators for the direction of your business this calendar year.  But are you tracking the right numbers?  It’s not always easy to know which numbers are really “the numbers” to be tracking.   As a business owner which […]

What do you need to stop doing?

    If you start reading a lot of business books you’ll quickly notice that there are common themes and ideas that come up over and over. As an example – Patrick Lencioni writes a lot about the power of vulnerability based leadership, which is also a central theme in Extreme Ownership (by Jocko Willink […]

5 Key Business Lessons from a Non-Profit Event

     This past Sunday a young non-profit, Hear 2 help held its biggest event to date. Hear 2 help is a non-profit established in 2017 to help fund the expense of hearing aids and other amplification equipment for kids who may otherwise go without.  The fundraising event was the culmination of over 9 months […]

What’s the cost of being stuck?

There are lots of ways businesses get stuck.  They get stuck with people, stuck with systems, stuck with technology, stuck with products….there are hundreds of ways for business to get stuck.    But what about the Cost? This past week I learned of an example of a company that was stuck in old technology.   The company […]