Gleb Tsipursky — November 21, 2019 Follow @Gleb_Tsipursky Isn’t it wonderful to have certainty, confidence, and clarity about what you’re going to do going forward? In the context of our increasingly disrupted, globalizing, and multicultural world, business leaders greatly appreciate the security and comfort of clear-cut strategic plans for the future. After all, following our … Continue reading Your SWOT Analysis is Broken (Here’s How You Can Fix It)
Ted K. Jackson — November 15, 2019 Follow @clearpointstrat Choosing a software solution to help manage your strategic planning process is less about bells and whistles, and more about where your organization currently sits within the actual process. If you’ve only just begun to solidify your goals, full-featured strategy software may be overwhelming, and you … Continue reading What Are Your Software Options For Strategic Planning?
Gleb Tsipursky — November 12, 2019 Follow @Gleb_Tsipursky You probably heard the business advice of “failing to plan is planning to fail.” That phrase is a misleading myth at best and actively dangerous at worst. Making plans is important, but our gut reaction is to plan for the best-case outcomes, ignoring the high likelihood that … Continue reading Are You Falling for the Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”?
Robert Gloer — October 22, 2019 Follow @IOUFinancial Your business’ budget should reflect the challenges and opportunities of the holiday season. The process starts with goal-setting: What volume of business do you want to achieve in the holiday period, and what expenditures should you make now to reach your goals? It’s easier to update your … Continue reading Get Your Business Budget Ready for the Holidays
Olivier Ledru — October 15, 2019 CONTEXT Your Sprint is over. Your increment is “done”, you have coded cleanly, your unit tests and integration tests are bright green, you are proud of your work. The Sprint Review is running smoothly. The Sprint Retrospective allows the team to find 1 or 2 axes of improvement without … Continue reading Struggling With Capacity in Sprint Planning
Susan Quinn — September 24, 2019 As we get ready to step into the final quarter of the year, it’s the perfect time to look ahead and plan your company’s growth strategy for 2020. Whether you’re leading or participating in the strategic meeting, it’s always helpful to “tap the brakes” and reflect on where you’ve … Continue reading 3 Essential Topics for Your 2020 Strategic Planning Session
Personal Branding Blog — September 17, 2019 — September 17, 2019 In business, planning for the future is as difficult as it is necessary. Branding your business, just like building your personal brand, means you have to think about the long term. What works in establishing your brand today might feel stale tomorrow. It’s impossible … Continue reading 4 Ways to Plan for Your Business in 2020 and Beyond
Jeanne Hardy — September 17, 2019 Follow @creativebizinc — September 17, 2019 rawpixel / Pixabay We’re quickly approaching budget season, which means many business leaders will spend weeks crunching numbers and forecasting for 2020. While many businesses do simple growth calculations to project their revenues and expenses for the coming year, the more successful businesses … Continue reading How to Budget for Change in Your Strategic Plan
Kurt Avarell — May 22, 2019 — May 22, 2019 This year was the first tax season both accountants and taxpayers saw the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in action. Some taxpayers were happy with the changes they saw to their tax returns and some were not. If you fell into the … Continue reading 5 Planning Tips for 2019 Taxes
Kara Perez — April 19, 2019 — April 19, 2019 If the big business media outlets are right, every entrepreneur out there is working 17 hour days starting when they’re 16 years old. We live in a culture of hustle in the US. We’re surrounded by stories of super successful people who push themselves to … Continue reading How to Build Time Off Into Your Business Plan