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Are You and Your Board in Alignment?

How would you describe your relationship with your board? Would you say that is harmonious? Or would you say that it is contentious? If you and your board are at odds with each other, then it is likely that you … Read more

How to Have the Perspective to Guide Your Business

Leadership starts with understanding your starting point and your ending point. By having a proper perspective, you can chart your course. Otherwise, you will end up like Alice taking directions from the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in … Read more

De-Mystifying Strategic Planning

Strategic planning seems overly complex to many people. There are many different methodologies to choose from in approaching the strategic planning process. But there are basic steps involved in all strategic planning processes, and understanding those steps will help leaders … Read more

When Is The Right Time for Strategic Planning?

It is always important to think about the future of your business.  But when is the right time for strategic planning? The short answer to that question is whenever you will expect to experience significant change.  And in today’s business … Read more

How to Get the Best Strategic Planning Results

As you prepare to do strategic planning, you will get out of it what you put into it.  That’s why it’s helpful to think through how you can get the best strategic planning results. Knowing the results you want to have … Read more

Ground Rules for Successful Strategic Planning

Whenever I begin a strategic planning session with a client, I always give the board and executive leadership team the ground rules to make the time as productive as it can be. Before I lead a client through this process, … Read more

What Would Your Team Say About Your Team Leadership?

The people who you lead often see a side of you that other people don’t see.  That is true for the employees who report to you.  And that is especially true about your children.  So what would your team say … Read more

Three Simple Disciplines to Change the World by Changing Yourself First

In my consulting practice, I get to work with governing boards of Christian ministries to help them discover their identity and understand their purpose so they can leave a legacy. It is a noble calling to serve as a nonprofit board … Read more