Biggest mistake made in strategic planning is… [VIDEO]

What’s the biggest mistake made during a strategic planning day? That’s easy.

Lack of intentional congruence.  

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What top-performing banks keep close to the vest… [VIDEO]

If you knew what the very top-performing banks knew, could you become a top-performing bank?

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“Strategery” v. Real Strategy… [VIDEO]

If strategic plans actually exist to create predictable growth, profit, and bank culture, why is it that most of them do the opposite?

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What Strategic Planning Is – and What It Ain’t

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.

Do you?

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.

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