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Internal Communications for Effective Strategic Implementation

by M. Dana Baldwin One oft-forgotten practice which should be considered even more important during this turbulent time is communications within your company. As you might consider once you reflect on the situation within your company, people are concerned about their futures, the future of the company and generally how things are going. There are […]

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Strategic Planning: What is the Board’s Role?

  By Denise Harrison, Vice President Three Key Areas to Consider How should the Board be involved in strategic planning? This is a frequently asked question. The key objective of strategic planning is to identify the sound course and direction for the organization that optimizes the organization’s future potential. Setting the strategy is the responsibility […]

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Strategies for Turbulent Times Workshop

  What every business leader needs to know to succeed today and tomorrow…   Strategies for Turbulent Times, a one-day workshop for senior management executives will be held in Alexandria, VA on 3/27/09 & Troy, MI on 5/20/09.       Center for Simplified Strategic Planning’s turnaround specialist Denise Harrison and Senior Consultant Steve Rutan will […]

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Strategic Planning: When Can Goals Be Bad?

By Denise Harrison, Vice President, Center for Simplified Strategic Planning, Inc. Banks failing, real estate loans made to people who do not and did not have the means to repay them, institutions using derivatives without fully understanding the risk – what happened? Were executives trying to meet their goals? Did these goals enable them to […]

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Which should come first, Structure or Strategy?

Even for the most raw and rapidly conceived start-up company, the entrepreneur and initial management team have some strategy in place – some reason to believe that they should begin conducting business. For more established businesses, strategy has been in place from the beginning regardless of whether it was the result of careful consideration and […]

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