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Swimlanes: When You Know Where You’re Going, You Know You’re Great

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 22, 2021

As the Cheshire cat told Alice, in Alice in Wonderland, “If you don’t know where you are going it doesn’t matter which road you take. Any road will get you there.”

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Topics: Strategic Planning, Strategy - How, Key Attribution Framework, 3HAG WAY, Swimlanes

3HAG – 3 Year, Highly Achievable Goal – A Framework for Growth

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 15, 2021

Developing a 3 Year Plan is an important part of strategic planning. We’ve shared several methods and tools to help you in this process including (Why Have a 3 – 5 Year Plan?) where we offered insights from Simon Sinek and Kaihan Krippendorff’s Outthinker Process to help you vision bigger.

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Topics: strategy, Strategic Planning, Differentiation Strategy, Key Attribution Framework, 3HAG WAY, 3 Year Plan, Key Capabilities, Growth Framework

Utilize Social Media To Further Your Company’s Strategic Plan

Posted by Karoline Clarke on Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Karoline Clarke steps in this week to provide some helpful thoughts and ideas on utilizing Social Media:

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Topics: Your Core Customer, Strategic Planning, customer loyalty, Social Media

Lie #3 The Best Companies Cascade Goals

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Goals should cascade down and throughout your company, right?

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Topics: employee engagement, planning, Strategic Planning, People Development, Nine Lies About Work

Lie #2 The Best Plan Wins – Nine Lies About Work

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 17, 2019

Is planning outdated?

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Topics: employee engagement, planning, Strategic Planning, People Development, Nine Lies About Work

Annual Planning & Strategy Meeting

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 7, 2019

If you’ve already completed your Annual Planning & Strategy Meeting for 2019, congratulations!

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Topics: Annual Plan, Strategic Learning, Strategic Planning, Strategic Learning Cycle, Strategy vs. Planning

Why Have a 3 – 5 Year Plan?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 16, 2018

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Topics: Strategic Planning, 3-5 year plan, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Outthinker Process, Event or Process, Simon Sinek

Ten Laws of Prime Business Preparation

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Sports figures often make a lot of money speaking to businesses about their achievements, the work, preparation and dedication to get there.

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Topics: planning, Strategic Planning, preparation, Art of War, Super Bowl LII

David vs. Goliath: Out Think the Competition

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Trends continue to impact every business.

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Topics: strategy, Strategic Planning, strategy decisions, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION

Execution Growth Tools: Annual Planning, Quarterly Planning, and eNPS

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The following blog was published on March 9th of 2015.  I’m on vacation this week. With the first quarter of 2017 ending, I thought it a good time to remind you of the importance of quarterly planning and the value Annual planning provides for this. 

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Annual Plan, Strategic Planning, quarterly plan, eNPS

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