What is a “SMART” Objective?

By M. Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant In strategic planning, we often talk about “SMART” objectives.  But when it comes down to actually picking our objectives, are we really being smart, or are we simply reaching for an easy way out? We define an objective as a task or project that is necessary to accomplish, but for […]

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Improve Morale — Increase Motivation! Part One

By Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant, CSSP, Inc. Note:  This article is part of a series taken from Dana Baldwin’s article Improve Morale-Increase Motivation originally published in Compass Points in January 2003.  Although this article was written in 2003, these tips are timeless. During these tough economic times, with all the bad news hitting the headlines, […]

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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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