Picture yourself in the driver’s seat of your dream car, ready to go—but the windows are all painted black, and there are no gauges. You turn the key, and the engine roars. You push the pedal to the floor, and away you go! (more…)
Calling current conditions for business “unpredictable” is like saying Voldemort has bad manners. Planning even a single year in advance seems like a leap of faith. But there are a few simple rules that can keep your strategic planning meaningful despite all the wild variables. (more…)
There’s a lot of advice out there about weathering the tough economy. But who wants to just weather it? Howard Stevens, CEO of HR Chally, offered advice for keeping your business not just afloat but steaming ahead throughout the current unpleasantness. Here’s the best of the list: (more…)
You’ve decided to create and implement a killer strategy. So where do you look for ideas?
There are hundreds of tried and true strategies out there. Some have taken companies from just marking time to the big time in no time. But which ones should you consider?
Why not consider all of them? (more…)
Do you mind if I ask what on Earth you think you’re doing?
I’m sorry, that was rude. I’m not trying to be nosy. But I couldn’t help noticing that you’re doing the old “Mission Statement, SWOT, and Goals” thing. That’s fine. I’m SURE you don’t think that’s the same thing as strategic planning.
At least tell me you’re not taking last year’s budget and making alterations and calling THAT planning. Budgeting is not planning—and budgeting does NOT create results. Never has. Never will.
But you know that.