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Plan To Achieve Your Strategic Plan Today
The best plans are worthless if no one but the planning team knows what is expected in the upcoming year.
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The 5 Most Productive Activities In Your 2014 Strategic Planning Efforts
Next to great people, the most important way to guarantee success is through a well-defined and well-executed planning process.
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Who Are The Right People to Include In Strategic Planning? Two Principles To Help You Decide.
Jim Collins made it clear that every business issue is first a “who” question; you need to make sure you have the right people on the bus, and then you need to make sure they are in the right seats.
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4 Killer Reasons to Make Sure You Nail Your 2014 Strategic Plan
Far too many companies have developed the belief that planning is a waste of time, and therefore don’t invest any energy or resources in planning.
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8 Great Questions To Ensure A Successful 2014 Strategic Plan
It’s the beginning of 2014 Annual Planning season, and from my work with growth companies around the country it’s clear to me that most lack clarity on how best to plan.
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Identifying Long Term Trends In Your Business
In Verne Harnish’s recent Fortune Magazine article “Market Myopia: Blame the SWOT!“, he points out that executives need to focus in on longer-term trends in order to make the critical adjustments necessary to long-term success.
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The 4 Deadly Exit Strategy Sins
In Verne Harnish’s recent Fortune Magazine article “Selling the Business: Games Buyers Play”, he points out that the game of exiting your business is complex and you are usually dealing with sophisticated people who know how to play.
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The 5 Keys To Employee Engagement
In Verne Harnish’s recent Fortune Magazine article on Employee Engagement, he points out that companies that have engaged employees achieve far better financial results than the majority of companies that have mediocre or poor employee engagement.
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Videos


Focus On What Works In Your Business
Chip Heath, Author of Made To Stick and Switch, talks to Verne Harnish about focusing on what’s working in your business. Click here to watch.

Key To Improving Employee Engagement
Jim Kouzes, Author of The Leadership Challenge, speaks with Verne Harnish about the key ingredient to keeping your employees engaged. Click here to watch.

Importance Of Identifying Your Company’s Purpose:
Jim Stengel, Author of Grow: How Ideals Power Growth And Profit At The World’s Greatest Companies, explains to Verne Harnish the importance to build your message around a simple ideal. Click here to watch.

Keys To Becoming Different
Youngme Moon, Author of Different, talks with Verne Harnish about what it takes to be different in ways that are important and effective. Click here to watch.

Making Money On All Your Customers
Graham Weston, Chairman and one of the founders of Rackspace, visits with Verne Harnish about the importance of making sure your customers are profitable. Click here to watch.

How To Crush An Employee’s Enthusiasm
Jim Collins discusses how to motivate and lead your employees without diminishing their enthusiasm for the job or company. Click here to watch.

Articles


Driving Revenue
Verne Harnish discusses the keys to revenue growth. Click here to read more.

Improving Productivity
Verne Harnish discusses the importance of making productivity improvements your five-year goal focus. Click here to read more.

Fix Your Cash Flow
Verne Harnish discusses 12 options to help you reduce your cash flow issues. Click here to read more.

Replace Strategic Planning With Strategic Thinking An Execution Planning
Verne Harnish provides a new framework for the planning efforts of growth businesses. Click here to read more.

Finding Your Company’s Big Hairy Audacious Goal
Verne Harnish explains the importance of the development of a clear future focus for your organization. Click here to read more.

Management Development – Three Simple Strategies
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Four Decisions Overview
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Recommended Book List:


General

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits – Verne Harnish
Great By Choice – Jim Collins

Strategy

Good To Great – Jim Collins
The Inside Advantage – Bob Bloom
Blue Ocean Strategy – W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne

Execution

Great Game of Business – Jack Stack
Managing By The Numbers – Chuck Kremer & Ron Rizzuto
The E-Myth Revisted – Gerber

People

Fierce Conversations – Susan Scott
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patick Lencioni
Now Discover Your Strengths – Marcus Buckingham
Switch – Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Cash

Never Run Out of Cash – Philip Campbell

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