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Strategic Planning and Management Insights

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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  • Getting Alignment

Without alignment among the departments and individuals within your organization, a strategic plan will not go far. It's important to foster that alignment early on in the strategic planning process, in order to generate buy-in from your team, and to ensure that everyone is moving towards the same organizational goals. 

Developing alignment is best done face-to-face, but can involve a combination of different strategies, including one-on-one interviews, questionnaires and team brainstorming sessions.

For more on how to generate alignment and buy-in:


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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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How to Monitor and Track Your Strategic Plan Progress: Interview with Carl Cox

[fa icon="calendar'] April 19 / by Anthony Taylor posted in strategic planning tools, productivity, goals, accountability, measurement

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In this episode of our Strategy & Leadership Podcast, we were joined by Carl Cox who is the CEO for Cascade Strategy North America. Originally an accountant and CFO, Carl started off as a client of Australian based Cascade Strategy. As he developed in his executive roles, he became deeply involved in strategy work and eventually opened Cascade’s US office.

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Top Five KPI Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

[fa icon="calendar'] April 14 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning, strategic priorities, goals, KPI

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While each part of the strategic planning process is important, a little extra attention may be needed when developing your key performance indicators (KPIs). By this stage in your strategy development, you’ve already revised your organization’s vision, mission and Strategic priorities; you’ve worked through your SWOT and PESTLE analyses; and you’ve discussed scenarios and risks that your organization or industry may encounter in the future. You’ve done a lot of great work, but it doesn’t end there.

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Strategic Planning Helps You Achieve Your Organizational Goals Faster

[fa icon="calendar'] September 22 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, Business strategy, goals

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If you're wondering why you should take time out to work on strategic planning, it's because you will reach your organizational goals faster.

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