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7 Methods for Leaders to Improve Their Writing Skills - Guest Article by Grace Carter

[fa icon="calendar'] April 18 / by Grace Carter posted in Strategic planning, Leadership

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How often do you sit and write every day while you’re at work? The chances are that it’s probably more than you think.

Whether you’re writing text messages, instant messages, blog content, emails, sales reports, employee performance reviews, invoices, disciplinary notices,

hand-over notes and project status updates, writing is a core part of your everyday life, so have you ever thought about the quality of your writing is affecting your performance?

By proactively improving your writing skills, you can take your ability to communicate and to send engaging, comprehensive and accurate messages to the next level, helping you to streamline your days, increase productivity and dramatically improve the leadership qualities you already have.

Here are seven methods on how to do just that:

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How Often Should Strategic Planning Be Done? 

[fa icon="calendar'] March 29 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning

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We often encounter questions about the frequency that organizations should update their strategic plan, such as: how often should strategic planning be done or how often should we update our business strategy? The answer is: it depends!

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Host your most effective meeting - Interview with Ruth Nicholson

[fa icon="calendar'] March 26 / by Anthony Taylor posted in podcast, meetings

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In this special episode of the strategy and leadership podcast, we were joined by Ruth Nicholson, an IAF certified professional facilitator, and the founder of Go Governance and Operations Resources for Youth Sports, and is a partner of SME Strategy. She has been facilitating for over 25 years, starting out in the science and technology field, and has branched out to work with a variety of sectors. She has also served as a mediator for large groups discussing complex topics like nuclear waste clean-up and endangered species conservation.

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How to Create a Risk Management Plan and Business Impact Analysis

[fa icon="calendar'] March 15 / by Jacob Haney

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Small business owners cannot possibly eliminate all of the risks to their business. It’s a fact that highly successful entrepreneurs learn to accept. What we can do is minimise it through proper planning. Having a risk management plan in place will help you steer clear of potential risks before they become a big issue. The best risk management plans include the right tools, proper analytical strategies, and a business impact analysis to keep a keen eye on risks. Start 2018 on the right track by creating a sound risk management plan.

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Why Traditional Management Practices are No Longer Fit For Purpose - Guest Post by Tannya Jajal

[fa icon="calendar'] March 05 / by Tannya D. Jajal posted in Leadership

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A few months ago, I was talking to some friends about the importance of soft skills over hard skills. We discussed whether emotional intelligence, presentation, coordination and negotiation skills trump hard, numerical, quantitative skills. Naturally, if you put together a bunch of college kids that are wildly insecure about their independent inadequacies, a conversation like that is bound to lose its substance and end up a painful ego match.                                                        

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Will we see you Thursday for our Webinar on Performance Management and Dashboards? March 8th. 

[fa icon="calendar'] March 05 / by Anthony Taylor posted in webinar

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This Thursday March 8th 2018 we will be hanging out with the team at Envisio, and hosting a Webinar on how to use dashboards to transform the performance of your strategic plan.

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Strategic Plan Engagement Case Study: Canada Soccer

[fa icon="calendar'] March 02 / by Anthony Taylor posted in case study, communications, strategic priorities, process

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Today I received an email from the Vice President and Chair of the Strategic Planning Process  and VP Board of Directors for the Canadian Soccer Association, Nick Bontis. 

He shared their strategic priorities from their last strategic plan, and invited me to participate in their stakeholder survey that they are going to use for input into their strategic planning process for 2019-2021.

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