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Strategic Planning Data Analysis

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by Gary Cohen When doing a strategic plan, you may be faced with mountains of data. How you use the data from many different surveys is critical to the outcome of your strategic plan. The following is a list of those categories: Leadership. Strategic Planning.

Expensive Coffee Coasters & Strategic Plans

LDRLB

I wrote a post a few weeks back called Save a Tree, Stop Strategic Planning. We do kill a lot of trees when engage in strategic planning (SP). Consider some of the stakeholders: CEOs – I’m not 100% convinced they read the Strategic Plans themselves, but they do look really pretty (especially after Communications departments get ahold of them) and somewhat useful to shareholders and boards. A printed plan is not an implemented plan.

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Save a Tree, Stop Strategic Planning

LDRLB

Is strategic planning dead? How many leaders have read a strategic plan, fallen asleep, woken up hoping you didn’t snore too loud, and then tried to get through it and fill your part of the boxes in? Strategic plans read like Ikea directions. We love to promote workplaces that involve the frontlines, get everyone involved, engage our employees…but has anyone ever been engaged by a strategic plan? Or maybe a better question is, should it die?

Expensive Coffee Coasters & Strategic Plans

LDRLB

I wrote a post a few weeks back called Save a Tree, Stop Strategic Planning. We do kill a lot of trees when engage in strategic planning (SP). Consider some of the stakeholders: CEOs – I’m not 100% convinced they read the Strategic Plans themselves, but they do look really pretty (especially after Communications departments get ahold of them) and somewhat useful to shareholders and boards. A printed plan is not an implemented plan.

Save a Tree, Stop Strategic Planning

LDRLB

Is strategic planning dead? How many leaders have read a strategic plan, fallen asleep, woken up hoping you didn’t snore too loud, and then tried to get through it and fill your part of the boxes in? Strategic plans read like Ikea directions. We love to promote workplaces that involve the frontlines, get everyone involved, engage our employees…but has anyone ever been engaged by a strategic plan?

Should the Strategic Plan Rest in Peace? | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Leadership. Should the Strategic Plan Rest in Peace? by John • June 27, 2011 • Leadership , Strategy • 4 Comments. At one time, business executives believed that strategic planning was the answer to all of their problems. Human Resources.

The Big Picture of Business: Goal Setting… An Important Part of Strategic Planning.

Strategy Driven

Human beings live to attract goals. Organizations get people caught in activity traps…unless managers periodically pull back and reassess in terms of goals. Managers lose sight of their employees’ goals. Human resources development.

The Difference between Strategists and Strategic Planners

In the CEO Afterlife

Strategists and Strategic Planners may read the same periodicals and have similar destinations in mind, but there is a difference between the two. Strategic Planners, at the outset, are disadvantaged by the definition of their role. They are staffers, not line managers.

Developing Leaders to Drive Business Results

Coaching Tip

Highly effective leadership is needed throughout every organization, from the first-level managers to the CEO. The chief human resources officer must take the lead in developing leadership programs, processes, and events to ensure that leaders are ready and effective.

6 Defining Values of a Leadership Culture

N2Growth Blog

Twelve years after launching culture change consulting services, I am finally sitting down to write about six defining values of a leadership culture. No surprise that all six values rise and fall on leadership. Surveys were built for mass production, not carefully and strategically customized for unique cultures. in 2001, I worked for a boutique strategy consulting firm out of Princeton, NJ that developed and delivered high-cost elaborate strategic plans.

50 Shades of Decay

In the CEO Afterlife

Absentee leadership. Mistrust of senior management. Strategic and operational paralysis has become the norm. The latest strategic plan isn’t one. There’s a rift within top management and everyone knows it.

Strategy for Non-Strategic Leaders

In the CEO Afterlife

Suffice to say, most of the issues were short-term and operational rather than strategic. Fortunately for me, I grew up in strategic environments and I learned to balance operational challenges with strategic opportunity. Manage the Future. Plan for Rainy Days.

My Best Blogs of 2011

In the CEO Afterlife

I began blogging about leadership, strategy, marketing and life last February. The Nuts and Bolts of the Strategic Plan [link]. Strategic Plans have to start with deep strategic thought and the right conviction. Brand Managers inherit brands and manage existing franchises. Crisis Management: The Ultimate Test of a Leader [link]. Branding Human Resources Leadership Life Marketing Strategy blogs Business Crisis Management

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Time is Love

Women on Business

There is a new song out by Josh Turner entitled “Time is Love” Every time I hear this song it is a mini-exercise in personal and professional strategic planning for me. . In business, this consciousness is called strategic planning. How often do we think about where we spend our time- and really get honest with ourselves? How often do we think about what we really care about, what matters most?

The Big Picture of Business – Quality is Important for Business: Real Quality vs. Arbitrary Metrics

Strategy Driven

Quality is not something that managers assign others to achieve. Rather than assume all is wrong or right with an organization and take a defensive posture, management must view quality as essential to their economic survival or growth. Bad managers will fall by the wayside.

The Big Picture of Business – Diversity is Important for Business

Strategy Driven

Diversity is about so much more than human resources issues. By taking stock and planning creatively, then we can and will embody diversity. This year is the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I was on the committee that wrote that legislation.

The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

Sometimes the difficulty of managing your time makes for a haphazard operation. An inefficient operation results in unproductive activities which often miss the point and worse yet, result in wasted time and wasted resources. Provide leadership. Plan for the future. When your business has contingency plans for future scenarios you will seldom be caught by surprise. Time management and “just in time” concepts are applied.

The Big Picture of Business – Biggest Excuses They Use… and You Should Avoid: Rationales and Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Strategy Driven

That was caused by previous management. Our human resources department takes care of that. Not engaging in planning for future operations: So what are you gonna do about it? There’s too much talk about planning.

What Really is The Big Picture of Business

Strategy Driven

It may be: human resources, organizational development, training, technology, sales, marketing, advertising, public relations, coaching or financial management. Few of those have actually written Strategic Plans and do not really comprehend what the Visioning process actually is.

The Big Picture of Business: Leadership for the New Order of Business Part 2

Strategy Driven

This ladder holds true for managers and employees within the organization, as well as outside consultants brought in. This is the stair-step, paralleling The Business Tree: Resource. Value-added leadership is a healthy way of professional life that puts collaborations first.

The Big Picture of Business: Institutional Reviews Help Public Companies to Learn from the Downturn and Move Forward

Strategy Driven

This review is the basis for most elements that will appear in a strategic plan, including the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, actions, challenges, teamwork, change management, commitment, future trends and external forces.

The Big Picture of Business: Been There, Done That

Strategy Driven

An accounting firm may suggest that an economic forecast is a full-scope business plan (which it is not). A trainer may recommend courses for human behavior, believing that these constitute a Visioning process (of which they are a small part). Entrepreneurial, small business management.

The Big Picture of Business – Setting, Meeting, and Benefiting from Goals

Strategy Driven

Businesses should review their Strategic Plan annually. Reasons for Goal Setting: Human beings live to attract goals. Organizations get people caught in activity traps… unless managers periodically pull back and reassess in terms of goals.

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The Big Picture of Business – Planning and Budgeting in Downsized Times

Strategy Driven

Getting the funds that you need from tight fisted management is an ongoing process. Under the rules of supply chain dynamics, one must study your supplier relationships, formalize a plan of outsourcing and develop collaborations. Acquire an upper-management mindset.

Five Jobs Made More Effective With Change Management

Change Starts Here

A recent study by the Association for Change Management Professionals (ACMP) shows that 73% of change management professionals surveyed also have other, non-change-related job duties. I suspect for many of the respondents, the “other” job duties are really their primary job, and those who consider themselves change agents do so because they’ve realized change management is a necessary function of their primary job. Human Resources. Project Management.

Top Five Factors That Drive Employee Loyalty

Eric Jacobson

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. Do You Really Need To Read Leadership Books?

Integration As Viewed Through The Lens Of The Uninformed

Lead Change Blog

Clearly the next item on the agenda for the executive leadership team would be damage control. Employees whose lives are about to be interrupted want to know their leadership team has considered all elements affected.

HR Leaders Need Stronger Data Skills

Harvard Business Review

We base this claim about HR’s digital skills gap on the results of our latest global leadership survey. Co-produced by our three organizations, the survey gauged nearly 28,000 business leaders across industries about the state and trajectory of leadership.

The Essence of Strategy | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Leadership. by John • October 23, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 4 Comments. They have to be, because in today’s “light-speed” business world, most of their business colleagues are anything but strategic. Human Resources.

PRINCIPLES OVER PROCESS

N2Growth Blog

A move toward the Advantage Strategy Paradigm begins with the adoption and commitment to a set of principles that guides all executives in the decisions and actions they take related to developing, planning, and executing strategy. Principles provide a broad context for strategic action and guidelines that can be communicated and taught at all levels of the organization, eventually becoming part of the organization’s culture. By Mark Hefner.

StrategyDriven Leadership Conversation Episode 6 – Developing a.

Strategy Driven

Complimenting the StrategyDriven Management & Leadership articles, these conversations examine the real world challenges managers face every day that are not easily solved with a new or redesigned process and instead demand the application of soft leadership skills to achieve a positive outcome. Casting your vote for the StrategyDriven Leadership Conversation improves our ranking and helps us attract new listeners which, in turn, helps us grow our community.

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Where Do They Go To Get Business Advice?

Strategy Driven

More often than not, they reach toward the wrong resources, the untied advisors and sources that send them down rabbit holes. There are many demands upon entrepreneurs and senior management of companies. The lower numbers represent introductory resources. Internal Management.

Stop Bashing HR

Harvard Business Review

Especially today , recruitment, retention, and development of human capital is a critical success factor for almost any organization. Yet the area charged with helping line managers leverage their human capital — Human Resources — is often regarded with outright disdain. We then invested in technology to help managers do the basic transactions, focus the HR generalists' role, and grew our skills in OD, leadership development, and talent.

Design and Influence Irresistible Change – Learn How in this Special Workshop

Change Starts Here

In this 1-1/2 day workshop, you will learn the steps and tools you can use to plan ahead to reduce obstacles and also deal effectively with inevitable resistance when it happens. Are you responsible for implementing change in your organization?

Talent Pool Development and Mentor Training Process

Mike Cardus

Working to ensure the organizations long-term success to flourish into its potential and 5–10 year strategic plan. Internal benchmarking of existing talents based upon determined potential; skilled-knowledge, complexity-management; value of the work.

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Temporal Orientations: Time Matters in Planning

LDRLB

Planning advocates provide little assistance to the administrator in meeting these challenges. Vague statements about planned change, elaborate schematic drawings of the planning function, diverse planning models, and five-year plans that are in fact “shelf-documents” created for evaluation agencies or for year-end reports offer minimal assistance to top-level managers as they respond to internal and external governance systems”.

Navigator Newsletter #180

Chart Your Course

They are realizing if employees and managers are unhappy, they are going to leave. According to their human resource department, it is harder to get a job at Zappos than to be accepted at Harvard Business School. 2) Deploy a leadership strategy.

Temporal Orientations: Time Matters in Planning

LDRLB

Planning advocates provide little assistance to the administrator in meeting these challenges. Vague statements about planned change, elaborate schematic drawings of the planning function, diverse planning models, and five-year plans that are in fact “shelf-documents” created for evaluation agencies or for year-end reports offer minimal assistance to top-level managers as they respond to internal and external governance systems”.

Navigate Your Path to Success

Women on Business

In this fast paced business environment, people are just too busy to seek you out so you need to strategically plan how to create your visibility, how best to communicate your value proposition and to whom.

Complimentary Resource – Three HR Trends You Cannot Ignore.

Strategy Driven

Learn the value of an Enterprise Content Management system for HR professionals. Human Resources technology decisions are driven by a need to access information and report on it meaningfully. However, each can be reasonably managed with the right technology, like an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system that can tie the information in different systems together and keep control of it through its lifecycle.

The Secret Button for Getting Your Ideas Approved

Strategy Driven

VP of Human Resources: “We should enter the Italian and German markets because we can get access to a large, diverse talent pool.”. You can get a copy of their goals or strategic plan. He regularly writes about leadership on the thoughtLEADERS Blog.

6 Proven Tactics to Design an Effective Executive Healthcare Resume

Strategy Driven

The best Healthcare Executive Resumes outline human capital management, profitability successes, market share increases in addition to their impressive academic and association credentials that will generate the most calls for interviews.

Lock in and Engage Top Talent | StrategyDriven

Strategy Driven

Give them roles in planning and executing projects. Share information about organizational goals and resources to enable staff to set realistic individual goals. Encourage managers to listen to their staffs’ ideas. Provide strong, positive leadership.