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Communication Strategy: 5 ways you can share your strategic plan

[fa icon="calendar'] February 20 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Leadership, Change management, strategic management, team building, alignment, organizational development, management, communications, strategy, meetings, people

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You and your team have gone through the process of creating a strategic plan, and now you need a communication strategy for how you're going to share the message and the plan with your team.

Communicating your strategic plan and vision just one time is not going to be enough. You need to constantly and consistently engage your team in the direction of the organization, and continuously communicate why and how you (the people and the organization) are wanting to go there.

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What is Strategic Planning?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 18 / by Anthony Taylor posted in strategy

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Have you been reading about strategic planning and you're not totally sure about what it is and how to use it? If so, you're in luck. I'm here to explain what strategic planning is and how you can use strategic planning to hit your organization's goals.

What is Strategy? Strategy is the act of making choices, making trade offs and picking the actions that are going to get you to where you want to go in the most effective way possible.

What is Planning? Planning is creating a system and structure for your actions.

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People and Strategy from a Global Perspective: Interview with Archana Iyer

[fa icon="calendar'] February 12 / by Anthony Taylor posted in culture, podcast, people

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In this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, we talk with Archana Iyer. Archana is the Strategy Director at Weber Shandwick. She is a dreamer, a thinker, and a ‘culture vulture’. Originally from India, she worked for nine years in the advertising industry, and won various awards for her work in advertising strategy. She eventually moved to New York City, where she is currently leading strategy with Weber Shandwick and working with a variety of industries and organizations.

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Is your organization aligned? If not, here's how you can get there.

[fa icon="calendar'] January 29 / by Jenna Sedmak

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In other posts, we have talked about the importance of regular strategic planning sessions. While strategy sessions are important, the first step to take is to align your people. When your team understands your organizations vision, mission, values and goals, every decision they make can be aligned with these important aspects of your business. Alignment helps to reduce or eliminate cross-departmental or inter team silos, resulting in better communication between your people, which in turn, will help them implement your strategy. 

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How to create openness and teamwork with your strategy- Interview with John Pankert

[fa icon="calendar'] January 22 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Business management, culture, podcast

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Director of Strategy for Havas Montreal, John Pankert, joined us to chat on our Strategy and Leadership podcast. Havas is one of the biggest advertising groups in the world, and they work with integrated campaigns and a variety of clients on digital products and projects.

There are 70 people in the Montreal office, including advertising teams, front and back end developers, content creators, and an in-house strategy team. There are six people on the strategy team who are able to  work with diverse strategy needs a client might have. John and his team help clients define their strategy and positioning, create team buy-in, and then build the organization's branding and positioning from that strategy. 

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Risk as a Strategy for Innovation - Guest Post by Wesley Middleton

[fa icon="calendar'] January 20 / by Wesley Middleton

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As I talk to various leaders about their experience, I am exposed to many different styles and leaders from many different walks of life. I have a high level of respect for those that I know in the Armed Forces Special Operations. I find they have incredible experiences and have been privileged to work with some of the finest leaders in the world.  I find they share two distinct traits; they constantly searched for ways to improve their themselves and they are active leaders, active in that they are leaders who are constantly improving their teams and are striving to get the most out of them.  These Special Ops leaders create a culture that encourages taking calculated risks by empowering and inspiring their followers.  In my book, I define this style of leadership as, Violent Leadership.         

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What my personal trainer taught me about strategy and alignment.

[fa icon="calendar'] January 15 / by Anthony Taylor posted in culture, alignment, strategy

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Last week I started working with a personal trainer  (My fiance wants me to get into wedding shape and apparently round is not an acceptable shape).

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