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Strategic Planning and Management Insights

How to Track, Monitor & Implement Your Strategic Plan

[fa icon="calendar'] May 08 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning, strategic planning tools, implementation, measurement, KPI

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Once you’ve had your strategy meeting and have developed your organization’s strategic plan, you might be wondering what comes next. 

The strategic planning process doesn’t end once a document is created. To successfully execute your strategy across the organization, careful attention needs to be paid to the next steps: communication, implementation, monitoring and tracking.  

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How to Encourage High-Performance Collaboration in Your Organization - Lessons from Mars with Carlos Valdes Dapena

[fa icon="calendar'] May 01 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, Leadership, team building, podcast, engagement, collaboration

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Carlos Valdes Dapena is the managing principal at Corporate Collaboration Resources and the Author of Lessons from Mars. Carlos spent 17 years working for MARS incorporated, a global food and pet care industry. During his time with MARS, his career focus was around improving corporate collaboration within the organization, eventually leading the development of the Mars Framework for High-Performance Collaboration. After moving on from this role in 2017, Carlos continues to share his insights and best practices for team collaboration and leadership development through his book and consulting work.  

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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 values; 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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How to use Strategy to shape the Future of Your Organization - Interview with Ron Carucci

[fa icon="calendar'] April 08 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning

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For this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, we were joined by Ron Carucci, the managing partner at Navalent, a small firm dedicated to assisting organizations and leadership teams through transformation and change. They help these businesses build their pathways strategically, organizationally, and culturally to create and implement the transformations they seek.

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How to Generate Organizational Alignment & Buy-In For Your Strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] February 21 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, Leadership, alignment, accountability

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Fostering alignment and generating buy-in is an important part of the strategic planning process that should be started early on. Although organizational and departmental leaders may be the ones in the strategic planning meeting, employees can and should be consulted prior to and after the session. Questionnaires, interviews, and face-to-face conversation are great ways to generate employee participation throughout the process.

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SME Strategy's Managing Partner to Speak at Engage Strategy Conference, April 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] February 13 / by Jenna Sedmak posted in Strategic planning, education

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We’re excited to announce that our Managing Partner, Anthony Taylor, will be speaking at the Engage Strategy Conference that will be held April 28-30 in Portland, Oregon. Hosted by Cascade Strategy, the leading strategic planning software provider, this conference aims to develop excitement around strategy, help senior leaders and managers to develop and focus their teams, and to share strategic insights between attendees.

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Setting Strategic Priorities: How to Decide Which Initiatives Will Move Your Organization Forward

[fa icon="calendar'] February 12 / by Anthony Taylor posted in Strategic planning, strategic priorities

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After you’ve developed your vision, mission, and values, the next step in the strategic planning process is defining your objectives, strategies and tactics (i.e. how you will carry out your strategic plan initiatives).

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