Yearly Archives: 2015

OBJECTIVITY – A Key to Good Planning

M Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Is your team being objective about the situational analyses you are making in your strategic planning, or is it looking through rose-colored glasses?  Objectivity is key to making good decisions.  Objectivity is difficult enough when interpreting the current situation.  It is even more difficult when you are trying to generate […]

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Why People Think Culture is More Important Than Strategy – and Why People Who Believe That Are Doomed To Fail

By Robert W. Bradford, President & CEO I’ve read a couple of interesting articles recently that assert that culture beats strategy every time.  While culture is critically important – and usually part of a good strategy, nothing could be farther from the truth.  Here’s why: Strategy is about doing the right thing in the right […]

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Lessons Learned in Aligning an Organization. Two Way Communication is Key – Part 2

Part 2: Attacking the problem By Denise A. Harrison, Senior Consultant Strategic Alignment: Two Way Communication The next year we took the following approach: initially we followed the same process set out in previous years, the senior management team continued to set the corporate strategy and select the key company-wide objectives. Once again, I spoke […]

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