Category Archives: Business Planning

Strategic Planning in 6 Essential Steps

Rick Goodman — February 13, 2020 I’ve written before about the importance of careful, meticulous strategic planning. Basically, this is the process wherein leaders and managers set the short-term and long-term goals for the organization. It also involves setting metrics; clarifying expectations; allocating the resources that will be used in pursuit of those goals; and … Continue reading Strategic Planning in 6 Essential Steps

10 Steps for Strategic Planning to Defend Your Future

Gleb Tsipursky — February 3, 2020 Did you know that the typical five-year strategic planning forecasts perform about as well as dart-throwing chimpanzees? Cognitive science and behavioral economics scholars have conducted research on people who are the most skilled forecasters among us. Apparently, they perform no better than chance on economic predictions more than three … Continue reading 10 Steps for Strategic Planning to Defend Your Future

Avoid These Critical Mistakes in Your Quarterly Business Reviews

Nicci Nesmith Hammerel — January 27, 2020 Is your quarterly business review format putting your customer relationships at risk? Once your prospect becomes a customer, you might focus on typical customer success drivers, like getting your customer to adopt and love your product, or to stay engaged through check-ins and quarterly business reviews. After all, … Continue reading Avoid These Critical Mistakes in Your Quarterly Business Reviews

Your SWOT Analysis is Broken (Here’s How You Can Fix It)

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)