My Kung Fu Is King

I didn’t know until recently that ‘kung fu’ does not refer exclusively to a discipline of martial arts. Kung fu/Kungfu (or Gung fu/Gungfu) is a Chinese term referring to any study, learning or practice that requires patience, energy and time … READ ON >

Lost And Found

Let me tell you an interesting truth about why people die lost in the woods. When you are lost, the first advice you are given is to stop. Stop getting more lost. Sit down, and wait for your rescuers. Certainty, … READ ON >

Linking Mission to Vision: Strategic Planning

Last post, I outlined the differences between a vision and mission statement. My promise was to continue the dialogue this post by uncovering the bridge that connects the mission to the vision as a way to summarize the strategic planning … READ ON >

Back to the Beginning

We started this series on January 19,th looking at the beginning of the strategic planning process: Vision and Objectives. With this in mind, I thought it was appropriate to revisit the beginning since it the lynch pin that this whole … READ ON >

Non-Illegitimae Carborundum

I wrote this blog to myself after receiving a disappointing email. I let it all out, raw, and then tucked it away to polish it later for publishing. Once I looked at it, I decided it was more honest to … READ ON >

Strategy Measurement: Knowing Where You Are

We began this series of blogs with an outlined map of the overall Strategic Planning Process. So far we have covered Step 1: Establishing Vision & Objectives for Success, Step 2: Environmental Scan, Step 3: Strategy Formulation and Step 4: … READ ON >

Disruption

When something changes, we react to the new circumstance or we perish. The most misquoted person in history is probably Charles Darwin, who said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. … READ ON >

I Am He As You Are He as You Are Me

There is a Danish video making the rounds that shows a roomful of people standing in separate squares painted on the floor. Those within each square share something in common. They may be retirees or members of a street gang, … READ ON >

Strategy Implementation: Setting Yourself Up for Success

We began this series of blogs in which I outlined a map of the overall Strategic Planning Process. So far we have covered Step 1: Establishing Vision & Objectives for Success, Step 2: Environmental Scan and Step 3: Strategy Formulation. … READ ON >

What We Tell Ourselves

Everyone (including me) has a longer list of wants than of needs. My needs are pretty basic. I need my family and friends, I need to pay my mortgage and feed everyone, and I need to save a certain amount … READ ON >