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How to create a (best) culture where employees want to stay: With Shane Wright

[fa icon="calendar'] March 21 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Leadership, case study, culture, podcast, strategy

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In this edition of the Strategy and Leadership PodcastI interview Shane Wright of Paladin Security.

Shane is the Director of Operations, Vancouver Island, at Paladin Security Group Ltd., and he has been with the company for 6 years. What I appreciate about this conversation is hearing about some of the tactics Paladin used to develop the people in their organization, and how Shane was able to follow a set growth trajectory.

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This Month In Strategy - March 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] March 18 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning, team building

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We’re nearing the official end of Winter (in the Northern Hemisphere at least), and most of us throughout North America have seen some strange and extreme weather this year. It can be tough to focus on strategy and team building when the days are cold and dark.

People may feel busy, tired, and overwhelmed and just want to rush home at the end of the day. It’s important to remember that even in the darkest winter months, relationship building and keeping a focus on your strategy and team is as important as ever.

This month, I’ve chosen some fun articles and podcasts about strategy, decision making, leadership and team building. Remember: without your people, you can’t execute a strategy!

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10 things you can do today to improve your strategic planning and alignment.

[fa icon="calendar'] March 13 / by Anthony Taylor posted in strategic management, alignment

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Developing your team , creating your strategic plan, and building your culture are all moving targets; there’s no "finished result", but rather endless opportunities for growth and development.

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What does culture mean (to you) in 2017?

[fa icon="calendar'] March 08 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Leadership, culture

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Every organization has a culture. Yours does too.

Some organizations care about "culture" more than others.

When you hear "culture"  what comes to your mind?

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Mission Statements Give Your Team Purpose: Here's How to Make a Powerful One.

[fa icon="calendar'] March 03 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Business strategy, Leadership, culture, strategy

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Last night my neighbour who is a journalist popped by our apartment in Brooklyn and I asked her what the sentiment is like for journalists in light of the recent political events and fake news.

She shared that the journalist community has been unified around their mission and the industry is emboldened around their purpose.

It got me thinking about the power of mission statements.

Many organizations look at mission statements as either a marketing exercise, or as simply a requirement as part of their strategic planning process.

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Strategy and Leadership podcast now live

[fa icon="calendar'] February 22 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Leadership, culture, strategy

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If you're looking for a free business podcast that will provide you with real life examples of how companies and managers are driving Strategy and Leadership in their organizations, then you're going to love this podcast.

We launched the Strategy and Leadership Podcast as we were doing interviews for our next book called: Alignment: How to get your strategy, culture and people on the same page.

We were getting such great insights into the best practices from different managers that we thought that it would be a perfect opportunity to share those interviews with additional context and analysis.

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Analysis: State of the World in 2016 Video Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] February 19 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning, scenario planning, global strategy

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The World Economic Forum released an article called "The State of the World in 2016 in Charts" that shares valuable information from an economic perspective and also from strategic planning and scenario planning perspectives. 

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Communication With Your Team: Inspired by Family Day

[fa icon="calendar'] February 15 / by Anthony Taylor posted in culture, communications

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In this video blog I was inspired by two holidays that are centered around creating good relationships with those closest you.

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Rethinking Work With Eric Termuende

[fa icon="calendar'] February 10 / by Anthony Taylor posted in culture, hiring

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Being able to retain and attract talent is as challenging as ever. With changes in demographics and changes in technology, talented millennials are becoming a hot commodity in a rapidly changing world.
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This Month in Strategy - January 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] January 29 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning, Business strategy, scenario planning

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It's one of the best times of the year to hone in on your strategy; the winter holidays have ended and we're a full month into the new year. For many organizations, January and February are fairly quiet, thus a great time to align your team, and plan for the year ahead. 

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