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How to Evaluate and Learn From Q1

No One Executes An Annual Plan Execution happens daily, and for most companies, the most effective time frame for an execution plan is 90 days (13 weeks). Your Executive Team Should Be Meeting Now To Plan Q2. No matter what happened

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Are you ready for 2014? How do you make your priorities real?

How’s progress going toward your quarterly priorities?  With 1/3 of the quarter past, now is a great time to check in. Be proactive and make sure you get the most from your team in the last two months of Q1!

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Using Gazelles SWT Worksheet

For years business have been using a standard SWOT analysis consisting of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. The problem with this approach is it has led our senior executives to be too inward focused. For middle managers, the SWOT is

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5 Essential Elements for an Effective Quarterly Planning Offsite

If you simply can’t imagine taking a whole day offsite with your leadership team, don’t bother with this post.  Instead, read Too busy to plan? Otherwise, read on! There are 5 essential elements to an effective quarterly planning offsite. Getting

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Are Your Quarterly Priorities Hurting Morale?

If you leave your quarterly planning session with priorities like these, you may have a problem on your hands: Increase sales Decrease expenses Improve delivery times Write employee handbook When your executive team isn’t clear how we will measure each

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Too busy to plan?

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Quite a few CEOs I’ve spoken with recently tell me they’re too busy to add a daily huddle or a quarterly planning offsite to their schedule. This post is for those of you too busy for the full meeting rhythm

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