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    Strategic Planning

    From Wish List to Reality: Operationalize Your Strategy

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 |

    Welcome to Reality SignWhile researching the topic on strategic implementation, I came across a Palladium Group white paper entitled, “Strategy Execution: A Competency that Creates Competitive Advantage”, which explores disconnect between the strategy of an organization and its day-to-day operations. Much of the white paper is devoted to sharing best practices. 
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    Strategic Planning

    Has Your Board Exceeded Its “Best Before Date”?

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 |

    Bulldog in a suit Why Establishing Board of Director Terms of Office Is Healthy 
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    Strategic Planning

    3 Ways Your Strategy Can Avoid a “Kodak Moment”

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 |

    3 Ways Your Strategy Can Help You Avoid a Kodak Moment At a recent networking function we chatted about the need for businesses and organizations to adapt to change, and the discussion moved onto the downfall of former mega-giant Eastman Kodak. It got me thinking: “Why did Kodak fail?” The answer I found is this: Kodak had a limited focus, and Fuji Film strategically out-hustled Kodak. Here are a few lessons that can be learned to avoid a Kodak moment for your organization. 
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    Strategic Planning

    Cash in on Your Brand

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 |

    6 ways to generate new revenue “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” – Thomas Edison

    Generating revenue is hard work.

    Revenue is the life blood of any organization; it is the fuel that provides the programs and services to meet you member’s value proposition.  
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    Build Relevancy through Strategic Advocacy

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 |

    Consider these seven steps to keep your advocacy strategy on track. 7 proven steps to get results

     Advocacy is often a complex, time-consuming, and frustrating process.

    But, positive results make your organization more relevant in your community…and more importantly, to your membership.  
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    Strategic Planning

    STOP: Re-Focus Your Value Proposition

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 |

    Has your organization parted ways with your CEO? Is your organization undergoing a leadership transition? Has your organization been underperforming in meeting your member’s value proposition? Is it time for a new direction?  
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    Strategic Planning

    How to Say ‘No’ to a Good Idea

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 |

    A solid strategic plan cuts through the clutter. It provides focus and clarity.

    You’ve likely been there…at a meeting of the Board of Directors one of the members of the Board is pitching for Board support of a project that is near and dear to his/her heart. This Board member is passionate about this cause, and is swaying his/her colleagues. The problem is, while it’s a worthy cause, it isn’t a good fit for the organization; and, it will commit limited time and money of the organization. 
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    Strategic Planning

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