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Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Jason Heckl

Jason is the Marketing Coordinator and part of the client partnership team at SME Strategy. He enjoys creating content and managing the digital strategy, working primarily with blog posts, web pages, videos, images, ads and podcasts.

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Corporate Training: 5 Types Your Organization Needs

[fa icon="calendar'] June 19 / by Jason Heckl posted in Strategic planning, communication, Corporate Training

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As the business world continues to change with relentless consistency thanks to new technology, economic conditions and political forces, many people and organizations are at risk of being left behind. As progress pushes us forward, it brings disruption and change along with it. In this modern workplace that is ever-changing, no one knows it all and everyone can benefit from learning.

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The ASP Virtual Conference Series 2020

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28 / by Jason Heckl posted in Strategic planning, Association for Strategic Planning, conference

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ASP(1)Over the course of the next four months, the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) will be hosting its annual Conference Series - virtually. Originally planned as an in-person conference in Whistler, British Columbia, ASP has chosen to move online in light of COVID-19. Despite the virus, a tremendous amount of value is being made available from June through September, including a combination of keynotes, masterclasses and virtual exhibitor halls.

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Use this Strategy Software to Track Your Strategic Plan

[fa icon="calendar'] May 27 / by Jason Heckl posted in Strategic planning, Project managment, monitoring & tracking

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The Problem

Many organizations have worked hard to develop their strategic plan, and yet a year or two down the line, they notice that they've not made enough progress towards their goals, or that their teams and departments have diverged down different paths, on projects or activities that don't align with their strategic objectives. 

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Using the Full Function of Zoom to Work Remotely

[fa icon="calendar'] March 23 / by Jason Heckl posted in communication, remote work, crisis management

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The COVID-19 virus has slowed and even halted the day-to-day operations of many organizations around the world. While some countries and industries have been impacted more than others, self isolation and quarantine still allow many to work remotely. It's important to remember that many people don't have the ability to work at all right now, so the ones that can work remotely are the lucky ones.

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An Introduction to the Complete Strategic Planning Process (Step-by-Step Guide)

[fa icon="calendar'] January 17 / by Jason Heckl posted in Strategic planning, goals

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The strategic planning process contains various steps, exercises and opportunities to develop a culture of alignment and follow-through within your organization. This resource will serve as a step-by-step overview for the strategic planning process. Whether you're gearing up to lead your own strategy session, or plan on attending and participating in one, this guide will help you through each stage of the planning process. 

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Our Top Strategic Planning Insights of 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] December 12 / by Jason Heckl posted in Strategic planning, goals, Year in review

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As we near the end of 2019, it’s a good time to reflect on the year that has come and gone. If you’re taking time off during the holiday season, this may be the perfect time to reflect on your highs and lows over the past year. Keeping in mind both your organization’s goals and personal goals: What were some of the successes and failures? 

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Important Business Strategy Lessons from Emmy Winning Mad Men

[fa icon="calendar'] October 31 / by Jason Heckl posted in Business strategy

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Set in 1960’s New York City, AMC’s Mad Men features Sterling Cooper, a fictional advertising agency on Madison Avenue, while detailing the everyday lives of its members at work and at home. A winner of several Emmys and Golden Globes, the show is widely praised as historically authentic, well written and stylistically appealing.

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