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When to Abandon a Strategy

We put a lot of time into business plans and strategies. Who would want to abandon or radically change something that so much work went into and yet, most successful companies do just that. Strategies seldom work out as they … Continue reading

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Simplify Your Planning

As the days shorten and the leaves fall we all know what season is just around the corner. That’s right – It’s planning season! Like winter, some people dread the planning season. Unlike winter, for some businesses it’s a season … Continue reading

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Test Your Assumptions When Planning

It’s fall and the time of year when most business leaders head to the conference room for their annual planning process. For some it’ll involve new goals and strategies. For others it’ll just be a budget. However you approach it, … Continue reading

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Business Planning and the Art of Motorcycle Touring

One of my favorite hobbies is long-distance motorcycle touring. I’ve been doing it for thirty-five years and during that time much of it has been spent in long hours of thinking on open roads. One conclusion I’ve come to is … Continue reading

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Stop Being So Nice

Recently I’ve been working with a leader struggling to improve the performance of his employees and his company. He’d implemented a number of employee-friendly policies and reward systems, only to have them back-fire. What I discovered was that in his … Continue reading

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