Strategic Thinking

Are You Dreaming Big Enough?

As you look at your plan for this year, how big is your dream? Does it excite you? Scare you? Or totally underwhelm you? If you’re like most business owners and entrepreneurs chances are your plans are closer to the underwhelm side than the excite side. Note: while...

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How to Pick the Right KPIs for Your Business

How many times have you created a plan for your business, gotten to the end of the year and realized you fell short … by a long shot? Chances are more times that you care to admit. Moreover, you probably spent a fair amount of time coming up with those plans … and on...

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Are You Using The Right Metrics?

You’ve probably heard the old adage, “You get not what you want, you get what you measure (or inspect).” In other words, you can create all kinds of great plans and initiatives for your business, you can put together vision boards and print your strategic plan on...

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How to Create a Thinking Rhythm

During a typical week, how much time do you spend just thinking about your business and how you can get to the next level? Or how about during a typical month? Or quarter? And when you do spend time thinking, is that time you’ve proactively set aside for that activity...

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How’s Your Plan for 2015 Coming Along?

As of the date I’m writing this post we’re less than three weeks away from 2015. So, how are you doing? Do you have a plan in place? Is it a great plan? An average plan? A repetition of last year’s plan? Or something else? It’s amazing how fast twelve months/four...

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