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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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Five Ways Your Organization Will Benefit from Quarterly Strategy Reviews

[fa icon="calendar'] December 27 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning

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We’ve discussed the importance of having a strategic plan and how it can help your organization, but more important than having a plan is going through the planning process. From the initial questions to ask your team, during the meeting, and througout implementation, it’s crucial that your entire team is onboard and aligned on the organization’s strategy.

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How to develop your strategic plan + other strategic planning related questions.

[fa icon="calendar'] October 18 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning

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Developing a strategic plan is a valuable process to have both a strategic planning document that guides the organization, as well as to ask important questions that will allow you to uncover different needs that exist in your organization.

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Top 10 Books on Strategy & Leadership: This Month In Strategy, September 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] September 26 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning, Leadership

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Looking to add to your reading list this fall? We’ve reviewed 10 books on strategy and leadership, and here are our favorites (in no particular order):

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Brock McDonald-Building the system around your strategy.

[fa icon="calendar'] September 14 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, strategic management, podcast, process

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In this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, Brock McDonald, the CEO of the Recycling Council of BC, joined us to chat about strategic planning, team building, establishing partnerships and leading initiatives within a non-profit environmental organization. Brock has worked with the Recycling Council of BC since 2003 where their mission is to minimize and eventually eliminate waste. 

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Is Your Organization Ready for a Crisis?         This Month in Strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] August 27 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning, scenario planning

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While it is important to have a sound organizational strategy, a roadmap to success for your organization, it’s also important to have a plan for how to handle emergencies along the way. Crisis communication strategies are similar to scenario planning and risk management, but focused on how to handle both the behind the scenes and external communications when big issues arise. 

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