Creating a Strategic Roadmap for Success (Part II)

In my previous post, I discussed the first three questions that every organization must answer in order to build a solid foundation for developing a sound strategic plan. In this post, I will address the remaining four questions, which are focused more on the goals, strategies, and actions that must be undertaken in order to propel the organization to a

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Creating a Strategic Road Map for Success (Part I)

As you enter a new calendar year, perhaps you are taking time to step back and re-evaluate your organization in order to gain clarity about where you are, where you need to be, and how you’re going to get there. That’s essentially strategic planning, and it’s important exercise for all leaders to engage in on a consistent basis. Whether you do it

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Tip For Leading Well: Renew Your Vision

I’m currently teaching an undergraduate class on Organizational Leadership, and one of the key topics we recently discussed was vision. This is one of those words and concepts that evokes various emotions, with many people getting excited about the idea of vision and others thinking, “Oh no, here we go again with the vision talk.” The reality is, vision is

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Tip For Leading Well: Confront Your Current Reality

Confronting reality is not something that comes easily or naturally for leaders (or anyone for that matter). Reason is, confronting reality usually means there is a problem. And who wants to deal with a problem? Things are not going that well in the organization. Something is broken and needs fixed. There is a behavioral issue that is not being addressed.

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