The Joy of Strategy

“The truth is all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.” Dr. Smiley Blanton, American Psychologist Ever notice how strategy in many organizations is like a birthday: They both happen once a year, they receive less fanfare as the years pass … Continue reading The Joy of Strategy

Zombies in the Conference Room

When you get around to your annual strategic planning process, do you feel like one of the extras in a zombie-apocalypse movie? Looking around the room, you notice the enthusiasm being sucked out of the group. A half-hearted SWOT analysis reveals a too-long laundry list of exactly what the group already knew and nobody actually … Continue reading Zombies in the Conference Room