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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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Avoid These 4 Mistakes When Developing a Strategic Plan

[fa icon="calendar'] September 24 / by Jason Heckl posted in Strategic planning, alignment, Goal Setting, buy-in

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Your strategic planning session could be the most significant event of the year for your organization - let’s make sure it’s done right. 

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Advice for Better Leadership in a Crisis - Interview with Matt Sweetwood

[fa icon="calendar'] September 01 / by Jason Heckl posted in Leadership

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Matt Sweetwood is a lifetime CEO with over 30 years of experience, and is currently the CEO of LUXnow and author of Leader of the Pack. Having spent the majority of his career in the electronics distribution and retail superstore space, Matt had to re-invent his business multiple times to keep up with digital transformation, which ultimately led to a successful exit for him.

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Creating a Company Vision & Values for Remote Work

[fa icon="calendar'] August 18 / by Jason Heckl posted in values, vision, remote work

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As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, along with the reality that many will not be returning to an office anytime soon, people and organizations in various industries are being squeezed into a remote work setting. All of a sudden - after years of speculation, we've been thrust into the future of work.

This post will highlight the importance of a company vision and values for remote work, as well as how to go about creating them.

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Q3 Update: New Resources, New Offers to help you Avoid the Multiple Destination Trap

[fa icon="calendar'] July 28 / by Jason Heckl posted in Strategic planning, training, implementation

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As we move through the 3rd quarter of 2020, we thought it would be a good time to give everyone an update on what we've been up to. Due to the changing business operations and the great deal of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we've made some time to sit down together (remotely) to decide how we can better serve our community of people looking to improve their strategic planning & implementation.

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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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