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Re-invigorating Strategic Initiatives – How to keep moving forward

What do you do when progress is slowing on your key strategic initiatives?  Leaving your strategic planning session, your team was motivated to get the key strategic initiatives completed.  Action plans complete, resources allocated, and everything was moving forward.  But now, after several months, forward progress has slowed.  Team members have gotten bogged down by […]

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Execution makes all the difference in strategic planning

Execution failure is the most frequent cause of strategy failure.  Good execution makes all the difference in the strategic planning process.  This article will show you the key to good execution. Near the completion of the strategic planning process, we select objectives SMART objectives must be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, with Results stated in a Timely […]

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Using the Simplified Strategic Planning Model in a Multi-Divisional Company

Compass Points Talks to: Tapemark President, Bob Klas, Jr., and CEO, Jim Burmeister Note:  This article was originally published in Compass Points in April 1999. TAPEMARK, located in West St. Paul, Minnesota, began operations in 1952 as a producer of custom printed, self wound adhesive tape. Using its technical expertise in developing automated processes to manufacture adhesive […]

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The Strategy of Succession Planning – Part Four

By M. Dana Baldwin Note:  This post is part of a series of posts from Dana Baldwin’s article The Strategy of Succesion Planning originally posted in Compass Points in January 2000.  Part One introduced the topic and discussed the Succesion Planning Process.  Part Two discussed Strategy for Succession Planning.  Part Three covered Succession Planning Pitfalls and Succession Planning Benefits.  Part Four, […]

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The Strategy of Succession Planning – Part Three

By M. Dana Baldwin Note:  This post is part of a series of posts from Dana Baldwin’s article The Strategy of Succesion Planning originally posted in Compass Points in January 2000.  Part One introduced the topic and discussed the Succesion Planning Process.  Part Two discussed Strategy for Succession Planning.  Part Three will cover Succession Planning Pitfalls and Succession Planning Benefits. […]

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The Strategy of Succession Planning – Part Two

By M. Dana Baldwin Note:  This post is part of a series of posts from Dana Baldwin’s article The Strategy of Succesion Planning originally posted in Compass Points in January 2000.  Part One introduced the topic and discussed the Succesion Planning Process.  Part Two will discuss Strategy for Succession Planning. Strategy for Succession Planning First, realize that one size […]

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What Happens When the Host Country Environment Changes? A Tale of Currency Devaluation You Have Successfully Outsourced – Part Two

By Denise Harrison Note:  This post is part of a series of posts from Denise A. Harrison’s article What happens When the Host Country Environment Changes originally posted in Compass Points in November 2004.  Part One introduced the topic and discussed how Competition, Customers, Technology and the Economy will respond.  In this part, we will discuss The assumptions we made, Strategic Options, […]

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Is There a Reason Why Your Team’s Good Ideas for New Products or Services Don’t Get Implemented?

M Dana Baldwin Does your organization have a tough time generating and implementing good opportunities for additional services or products?  Is there a major roadblock to approving them? We have written multiple articles about the importance of, and the good practices of, good idea generation for organizations.  Robert Bradford has published a series of papers […]

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Objectives that get done – how to get better results

By Robert W. Bradford One of the five key elements of getting better execution from your strategic planning is writing better objectives.  Ideally, the objective sets a clear target for implementation that helps focus the team and makes prioritization of action steps easier. One of the trickiest parts of writing a good objective is stating […]

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Are Your Goals Causing Bad Behavior?

By Denise Harrison Wells Fargo continues to reel from its fraudulent practice of opening accounts for consumers – unbeknownst to the consumer.  To meet their cross-selling goals, individuals at the bank took to opening accounts to make their quota.  Even the homeless were enrolled in fee accruing products. What happened? Unreachable goals and reports of […]

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