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Staff organization review: Get clarity before moving the boxes

Posted in Strategic Planning

Every association should conduct a review of its staff organization on a regular basis.  Doing so helps to ensure that the organization is being run as effectively and efficiently as possible and that staff are working to fulfill the vision and mission of the association.  Even if an organization stays..
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The Next Steps for Your Strategic Plan: Prioritize and Budget

Posted in Strategic Planning

So you’ve got your strategic plan. The strategic plan reflects the vision of your association. The plan includes your goals, objectives and strategies. It was developed with the input of your membership and reflects the environment in which your association operates. The plan was drafted, reviewed and ultimately approved by..
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Of Course You Need a Coach

Posted in Strategic Planning

Peyton Manning needs a coach. LeBron James needs a coach. Bryce Harper needs a coach. But a CEO of an association doesn’t need a coach? Amazingly, I actually heard a board member once say, “We hired the CEO to be the CEO. Why would they need an executive coach to..
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Strategic Planning: Simplify, simplify, simplify

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Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify.” Of course, if Henry was so much about simplification, why did he write the word “simplify” three times? But who am I to question one of the great American authors, philosophers and poets of the 19th..
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