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Plan to Adapt

“It’s a bad plan that admits of no modification.” – Publilius Syrus It’s the understatement of the year to say that we live in a world that’s constantly changing.  Right now, most leaders feel [...]

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Planning for Perfection

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight Eisenhower One of the things I’ve heard leaders say a lot over the past two strange [...]

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Good and Bad

“Here is the world.  Beautiful and terrible things will happen.  Don’t be afraid.” – Frederick Buechner Last week in this space we talked about finding your passion and then spending your energy [...]

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Pushing Through the Fog

“There is no such thing as a foreseeable future.” – David McCulloch One of the frustrations I hear from leaders on a regular basis is that, right now, the future seems so uncertain.  I understand [...]

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Time to Play Offense

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” – Winston Churchill There has not been a shortage of things to worry or stress about in the past ten months.  We’ve experienced [...]

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Think it Through, Plan it Out

“The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.” – John Harvey-Jones With all the craziness that [...]

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Look Ahead

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.” – Theodore Roosevelt “If only I had known,” is one of the saddest phrases in the English language. It’s not just sad because it’s usually said after [...]

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3 Thoughts On Planning & Agility

“It’s a bad plan that admits of no modification.” – Publilius Syrus One of the parts of my career I enjoy the most is helping organizations plan for their future. One of the parts that’s less [...]

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3 Thoughts About Planning

“Our company has a short range and a long range plan. Our short range plan is to stay afloat long enough to make it to our long range plan.” – Anonymous One of the challenges I hear leaders [...]

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Yes, It Still Matters

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to broke…lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget I had a very engaging conversation with someone a few weeks ago [...]

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