Managers: What’s Your Plan B?

Lead Change Blog

Others, full of optimism, forge ahead with gusto, experience meteoric success, and later face a precipitous change in fortune due to a circumstance that could have been planned for. For career and business success, it’s worth pursuing a middle ground—one where we take calculated risks but have a fallback strategy in case Plan A craters. I found myself wondering if better contingency planning could have mitigated the damage. Some people miss out on life’s opportunities.

How To Write a Professional Development Plan

Strategy Driven

First, you have to create a systematic development plan that helps you focus on every aspect of your job. Then, you can take action and put the plan in motion. In this article, you’ll learn how to create a step-by-step plan to develop your individual skills or to better the whole team.

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Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami? Over the past 25 to 30 years, technology has been zipping along the mainframe to desktop route and the entire tech institution has been riding along with it (and profiting greatly from it). How is technology changing for you?

Contingency Planning | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While this is understandable, it is nonetheless naive, and it constitutes a major flaw in the business logic of most strategic plans. This is so much the case that the most often overlooked aspect of strategic planning is adequately addressing contingencies as part of the planning process. Smart leaders view obstacles as a constant rather than a variable, and incorporate that thinking into their planning.

Succession Planning: Not Just for Older Leaders

N2Growth Blog

It is essentially impossible not to and this is particularly true in the ever-changing and evolving technology industry. It is clear once again that planned CEO succession is necessary. CEO Profiles Crisis Management Operations & Strategy Success CEO Onboarding CEO Succession Planning Dell Computers Dell Computers CEO Micahel Dell Offboarding Succession Planning By Patricia Lenkov , Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

ThreatModeler CEO Archie Agarwal Talks Cyber Security, Its AWS Technology Partnership and the Company’s Future Plans

CEO Insider

We rely on technology and, to a certain extent, trust it to provide critical services, for example, in finance and healthcare. But our increasing reliance on technology also makes us incredibly susceptible to cyberattacks. License and Republishing: The views expressed in this article ThreatModeler CEO Archie Agarwal Talks Cyber Security, Its AWS Technology Partnership and the Company’s Future Plans are those of the author Sophie Ireland alone and not the CEOWORLD magazine.

Is Your Executive Compensation Plan Undermining Your Mission?

Harvard Business

Businesses are becoming more agile, but pay plans have not changed accordingly. Technology Compensation Digital Article

6 Ways Technology Can Help Companies Innovate Out of the Coronavirus Downturn

Strategy Driven

As our world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, business leaders must understand that it’s going to be technology that determines which companies survive and build success from this unprecedented event. In my book, “The Innovation Ultimatum: How Six Strategic Technologies Will Reshape Every Business in the 2020s,” I outline the technologies that will drive unprecedented innovation into products and services in the 2020s, creating entirely new business models.

Frontline Festival: Leaders share about favorite apps, technology, and productivity hacks

Let's Grow Leaders

This month’s festival gives tips about favorite tools and technology. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. Lisa Kohn from Thoughtful Leaders Blog says, “I’m sure that everyone has wonderful tools, apps, and technology to offer that they use to be more productive, but I’ve got something else entirely that is probably my biggest secret and tool.

The do-or-die questions boards should ask about technology

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written for The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which Paul Willmott explains why Board members should raise nine critical questions when discussing technology strategy with IT and business managers. Bob''s blog entries “Elevating technology on the boardroom agenda" Brad Brown Do our business plans reflect the full potential of technology to improve our performance?

How to Create a Dynamic Strategic Plan in an Unpredictable World

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The traditional approach to strategic planning might be obsolete in this fast-paced, unpredictable world. But it does not mean that planning is useless. Creating a dynamic strategic plan will enable you to respond quickly and to be creatively proactive. The problem with the traditional planning approach is – it doesn’t work. Technology has fundamentally disrupted the way we communicate and the way we do business.

How Nonprofit Leaders Can Use Strategy and Technology to Enhance Organization’s Performance

Great Leadership By Dan

Unprecedented competition, higher expectations, accelerating technology, changing preferences and time pressures are all converging to create a challenging landscape. The technology imperative. Many associations and non-profits have been slow to adopt technology in a world that is rapidly going digital. Members, donors, policymakers, and volunteers alike are constantly using technology from apps to streaming video to social media.

Three Important Points to Include in Your Business Plan

Strategy Driven

Business plans are a prelude to success, and failing to create one is a mistake that too many small businesses make. Not only can a great business plan help you achieve success by driving your efforts in a more calculated manner, but it can also help you gain the funding that you need from either banks or investors. To help you achieve a good business plan that will help you succeed, ensure you include these three points: Market Analysis.

Half-Life of a Strategic Plan


A dear friend of mine came over a few months ago for a glass of wine and asked me, “What’s the half-life of a strategic plan ?” ” Why is it that strategic plans start to lose their value so quickly? How can leaders boost the half-life of their strategic plans? Quality of the Planning Process. When organizations or departments first begin to design, build, and implement strategic plans, they often struggle with moving from concept to execution.

Voice of Experience: Karen Ho (Broadway Technology)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Karen Ho (Chief Operating Officer, Broadway Technology) written by Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” [.].

The End Of Long-Term Planning

Strategy Driven

At the end of a particularly long and grueling strategy meeting with the executive team of a major consumer services business, Alan, the chief executive officer, turned to me and said, “Living quarter by quarter is madness, but in a few years’ time people will laugh at us for developing three-year plans.” With the pace of business change today, driven by technology and globalization, long-term plans last about as long as an ice storm in the desert.

Business Planning Process

Tony Mayo

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Revitalizing Strategic Planning: Workshop

Mike Cardus

The need for short-, mid-, and long-term planning will always exist as a critical factor in successful business regardless of changes in technology. When your Organization does not effectively plan typical results are; Project(s) Comes in Over Budget – Because of inadequate planning and now everyone is scrambling, and creating emergencies in other departments and with vendors. Because NO-ONE Planned! Strategic planning is necessary part of every Managers life.

Work/Life Balance Across Time Zones and Technologies

First Friday Book Synopsis

Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” Here is an excerpt from an article written by Elizabeth Harrin (London) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. To read the complete article, check out a [.].

Complimentary Resource – Recruitment Technology

Strategy Driven

Recruitment Technology. Click here for more information on Recruitment Technology. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - Recruitment Technology ! Complimentary Resource – Six Pitfalls of Workforce Planning. Complimentary Resource – Six Pitfalls of Workforce Planning. by SAP. In this Research Brief, Aberdeen discusses why talent acquisition is at the heart of talent management for many organizations.

The Real Value of Cloud Technology and the Role It Plays in Your Business

Strategy Driven

By now, cloud technology is no longer a “new” thing in the world of business but something that has already been well-established and explored by many companies. While technology-powered businesses are a common sight now, many entrepreneurs have yet to fully grasp the concept of cloud technology and the benefits it provides their companies. So in this article, we’ll be informing you of the real value of cloud technology and the important role it plays in your business.

Strategic Planning with Biel’s Document Management

Mike Cardus

For the 3rd year in a row I had the pleasure of facilitating Biel’s Document Management Strategic Plan. We provide innovative document management solutions using digital and microfilm technology. Strategic Planning Objectives: Develop strategic plan for 2014+. Develop, update and refine plan through 2014. Below are some photos of the strategic planning process.

Planning; Nothing Magical Just Your Work

Mike Cardus

Planning is a necessary part of EVERYONES work – having a process that works to get plans started and accomplished greatly eases your stress and increases the likelihood of great work being done. It Unifies the organization and your planning process to make your team and leaders better. Plans are statements, at a given point in time, of aspirations and intentions about the future. Two Types of Plans. Personal Plans; The plans you set for yourself.

Strategic Planning – Motivation 2.0


Recently, when working with clients to bring the strategic planning process out of the board room and into mail room, we brought to life Motivation 2.0. Every company can implement strategic planning by involving all or many employees at every level. In the many years running our business when ever we brought the planning process across all levels those were the years that we found the greatest success. You will find it is not all good news for the planning process.

How India Plans to Protect Consumer Data

Harvard Business

Regulation Technology Business law Digital ArticleWhat businesses need to know about the Personal Data Protection Bill.

Art of Managing: Beware the Pursuit of False Precision in Planning

Management Excellence

It’s the one where you or your team are on the hook for distilling the chaos and complexity of the market and the ambiguities and risks surrounding emerging opportunities, competitors and disruptive technologies, into a nice, neat multi-year forecast. As Eisenhower offered, In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”. Chance are, you’ve seen this movie before.

Strategic Planning For business

Chartered Management Institute

Do you think CEO's and Executives are doing alot strategic planning for their businesses? On the other hand they have been failing in planning the future strategy for their business which includes thinks like succession planning, future changes in the industry etc. By the time one short term problem is resolved, an even bigger issue arises such as changes in products, technology, high employee turnover etc.

What goes into our strategic plan


When your strategy is so ingrained into the culture do you still need to list it as a strategy in your strategic plan ? Does Nordstrom’s have to say that they will be known for exceptional service in their strategic plan each year or is it so ingrained in the culture that it does not have to be said any longer. As markets are changing so fast how can you not always reconsider the strategic planning process when your future predictions are not being met my the strategic plan.

Having a team communication plan is great…making it work is something else

First Friday Book Synopsis

To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * The German general Carl von Clausewitz famously said, “no plan survives the first [.]. Here is an article written by Wayne Turmel for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network.

Creating Technology Solutions that are Appropriate Given the System Context

Deming Institute

Kentaro Toyama ‘s presentation at the 2016 Annual Deming Institute Conference – Geek Heresy: Technology’s Law of Amplification. If technology is going to improve the lives of the world’s poorest, it must be grounded in a deep understanding of human behavior and an appreciation for cultural differences.”. Kentaro discusses aspects of what those interested in using technology to improve people’s lives run into.

Andrew Yang’s Audacious Plan to Save Us from Automation

Harvard Business

presidential candidate Andrew Yang explains how he’s running his campaign like an entrepreneur and how his plan for Universal Basic Income might just be the viral product he needs to win it all. Policy Economy Technology AudioThe views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.

Digital Growth Depends More on Business Models than Technology

Harvard Business

Given that those companies were all venture-financed and emerged from Silicon Valley, you might assume that the key ingredients that have ensured their success were cutting-edge technologies, digital platforms, and customer bases that were chiefly made up of digital natives. Yes, those companies had great technologies, platforms, and demographics, but the secret of their success turns out to be much more prosaic. Yagi Studio/Getty Images. For startups, 2009 was a good year.

Kodak’s Downfall Wasn’t About Technology

Harvard Business

Kodak was so blinded by its success that it completely missed the rise of digital technologies. So, another explanation is that Kodak invented the technology but didn’t invest in it. That criticism perhaps held in early iterations of Kodak’s digital cameras (the $20,000 DCS-100, for example), but Kodak ultimately embraced simplicity, carving out a strong market position with technologies that made it easy to move pictures from cameras to computers.

5 Benefits of Blockchain Technology for Businesses

Strategy Driven

Jokes apart, it is a fact that more than 50% of companies are using – or planning to use – the blockchain technology, which gives a boost to the relatively nascent market. Blockchain Technology Defined. Blockchain technology is simply defined as a list of records known as blocks linked through cryptography. Blockchain technology authenticates and enforces financial transactions. With the help of this technology, businesses can carry out payments and transfers.

How New Technologies Could Transform Africa’s Health Care System

Harvard Business

Across industrial sectors, from healthcare to energy, from construction to retail, engineers are creating new technologies with potentially disruptive implications for the current architectural order of the global economy. One of the technologies, an “ AI doctor ”, shows great promise for the future of healthcare in Africa. In most African sectors like agriculture, energy, and healthcare, we have not experienced the deeper impactful benefits of technology.

Planning Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy of Agile

Harvard Business

Planning has long been one of the cornerstones of management. Early in the twentieth century Henri Fayol identified the job of managers as to plan, organize, command, coordinate, and control. The capacity and willingness of managers to plan developed throughout the century. The future could be planned. This was the capitalist equivalent of the Communist system’s five-year plans. Later, MBO evolved into strategic planning. Jon Feingersh/Getty Images.

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Strategic Planning – Words are Important : Blog | Executive.


“A word is dead when it is said some say, I say it just begins to live that day&# – Emily Dickinson When you work on a strategic plan – even if you keep them as short as we do at CO2 Partners , to one page, each word you choose is so critical. Recently, when working with a long standing client, half way through his companies strategic plan he revealed to me privately how the company was becoming a Results Only Work Place. Technology and its role in travel 2.0

Don’t Leave “Ethical Tech” Out of Your Digital Transformation Plan - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE

Harvard Business

Disruptive innovation Technology Sponsor ContentSponsor content from Deloitte.

How to Accelerate the Adoption of Digital Health Technology

Harvard Business

In 1997, health information technology and digitial health pioneer Warner Slack wrote his bold and prophetic book, Cybermedicine: How Computing Empowers Doctors and Patients for Better Care. Many anticipated that health information technology would reduce costs by limiting the duplication of tests and studies, but there is little evidence that it has accomplished this. Technology Research & development Healthcare Digital ArticleJamie Jones/Getty Images.

Technology Is Changing What a Premium Automotive Brand Looks Like

Harvard Business

Many mature industries are experiencing significant technological disruption. Leaders in every industry are no doubt keeping a vigilant eye on such developments, yet one very important aspect of this disruption has been largely overlooked: technology fundamentally changes what makes your brand premium. Here’s how technology is changing the game in the automotive industry: Product: hardware vs. software. Technology Marketing Data Transportation Digital Article

How European Health Care Providers Are Engaging Doctors with New Technologies

Harvard Business

In our experience, providers can create powerful momentum for change and reengage doctors by focusing specifically on technologies that doctors feel improves their ability to deliver care. However, technology alone is insufficient. Getting physician buy-in by assuring that they experience the technology’s benefits is essential. The UK Salford Royal NHS foundation trust is one provider network leading in both frontline engagement and technology deployment.

Complimentary Resource – Using Technology to Increase Small Business Productivity

Strategy Driven

Using Technology to Increase Small Business Productivity. Learn how you can save time and money by using these four technology trends to support your small business. In this eBook, you will find valuable information about some of the latest technology trends that can help support your business by saving you time, money and resources. First-hand feedback from SMBs who are using these technology solutions. Complimentary Resource – Recruitment Technology.

Love It When A Plan Comes Together

Tim Milburn

Home About SPEAKING RESOURCES Archives CONTACT Love It When A Plan Comes Together 1 Comment The title of this post is one of the classic lines from the 80′s TV show, The A Team. It’s the plan that helps them save the day. It’s the plan that helps the good guys beat the bad guys. It’s the plan that helps everyone on the team know what to do next. I’m discovering I do better when I have a plan. The plan was already in place.