Strategic Planning

  • Fix your focus with your strategic plan

    Fix your focus with your strategic plan

    Watch Chief Outsiders’ webinar “Strategic Plans Gone Bad: 5 Ways to Fix Your Focus Strategic planning seems to have no middle ground: It’s either an exercise that teams dread, or an indispensable guide for inspiration, direction and accountability. As Margaret Thatcher once described, “standing in the middle of the road is dangerous; it gets you

  • Advice to Yahoo’s CEO

    Advice to Yahoo’s CEO

    Marissa: ‘No Margin, No Mission’ The journey of Yahoo has been sad to watch…because I see it as preventable. Sometimes our human frailty leads us to get enraptured with our company’s 30,000-foot vision. During the consulting engagement to assist the Saint Joseph of Orange’s Board of Directors with their hospital system’s five-year growth plan; ‘we

  • Fast, Effective Decision-Making in a Complex World

    Fast, Effective Decision-Making in a Complex World

    Over the past decade, a new organizational model has appeared which may increase your company’s effectiveness, especially if you’re a global company with units in different geographic regions that needs to make great decisions, quickly, in the face of constantly changing circumstances. Management theory focuses on the Functional model (i.e., skills-expertise is the core organizing

  • Managing from the Inside Out

    Managing from the Inside Out

    It is pretty easy for companies to be consumed by what is happening in the outside world. As professional strategic planning facilitators, we preach the need for constant evaluation of external forces. Yet the value delivered by a company comes from within.  It is perhaps even more important to understand an organization’s core competencies than

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