Darleen DeRosa — January 6, 2020 With a new year on the horizon, it’s natural to start thinking about potential resolutions for 2020. Unfortunately, more than three-quarters of those resolutions won’t make it past February. While there may not be much harm in not reading as much as you intended or failing to prepare to … Continue reading Succession Planning Strategies for the New Year
Tim Backes — January 3, 2020 Follow @timmyb1976 I still remember mulling over my first business idea – the odd stares I would get in shops, only to realize I have been standing in front of the same shelf for half an hour; the long debates with myself in the shower; and waking up in … Continue reading 4 Methods of Validating Your Business Plan Before Investing Big Bucks
Don Dalrymple — December 9, 2019 Follow @dondalrymple Every week you have the opportunity to move the needle and get your business notching up a level. Not only do you have to get the necessary work you committed to others done in your projects and tasks, but you have to make space and time to … Continue reading Actions that Work
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