Committees offer the promise of addressing critical issues that affect an association’s sector or profession. Committees can help deliver results on governance issues, advocacy initiatives, or new programs for members. But they can also generate risks and even peril to associations.
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When we are building a strategic framework with our clients, the first accomplishment is the refinement of an existing Vision Statement or the creation of a new one. What flows from the Vision Statement are Pillars of Success, Strategic Objectives, Measures and Key Initiatives.
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An objective or measurable step is required to achieve any strategy.
That is why Strategic Objectives is one of the five elements of our Strategic Framework. It starts with a Vision Statement, it follows with Pillars of Success and then we develop Strategic Objectives. These are followed by Measures (dashboard) and Key Initiatives.
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Within any organization, there is always a lot of noise. The noise is generated by the daily wins, losses, crises, frustrations, delays, complexity and a vast array of individual decisions. Critics of strategic planning argue that planning itself often adds to the noise and fails to provide clarity and focus. Continue reading “Getting Focus Within Strategic Planning”
We have congratulated ourselves on the creation of a powerful strategic framework to guide the organization for the next few years. For our clients will include a strategic framework with:
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Creating a strategic Framework should be designed to alleviate business pains and help generate business gains.
When assessing your current situation, three variables of pain may tell the tale – related to your:
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In most aspects of life, facilitation starting with the right questions can put us on the road to discovery and ultimate success. Below we will cover facilitator questions for a strategic planning.
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There are four things to consider before engaging a facilitator to manage your strategic planning process.
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Every business leader wants to improve business results.
Here are three essential elements of success to improve corporate outcomes.
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In our consulting practice we take a team of people through a process to build a strategic plan for their organization. While this is best done in a group situation, it is possible to replicate the steps as a piece of “staff work”.
Here are the six steps to building a strategic plan.
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