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Why Are We Still Doing This?

Strategic Value: Why Are We Still Doing This?

During a recent quarterly strategic plan update session, the CFO had an epiphany. We had been discussing what they, as the senior staff, had done to communicate their new vision and mission to all staff. We had also discussed what they would be doing next to work with their teams to help them understand how each team’s efforts should support the new vision. As part of that discussion, I suggested the senior staff ask themselves and their teams this question: How will this (process, initiative, project, etc.,) move our Vision and Mission - and those we serve - forward? As we discussed this question further, the CFO sat back with a somewhat stunned look on his face.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on February 18, 2020 in Strategic Planning and tagged , , ,

 

Are You Building A Solid Leadership Foundation?

Are You Building A Solid Leadership Foundation?

One of the many pleasures of my work is that I have the opportunity to observe, work with, learn from, and laugh with some incredibly good leaders. I also am able to experience others, who, though well-meaning, create more work, confusion, and frustration than they realize. One of the fundamental differences in these two types of leaders is that those who I view as ‘good leaders’ intentionally reassess and develop their own leadership skills while they dedicate time and resources to developing the leadership skills in others. Why? Good leaders realize one simple truth: The more skills their teams have, and the more united they are in their actions, the stronger they will perform. Win - Win - Win.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on November 26, 2019 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

Strategic Planning - Understanding Strategic Versus Operational

Strategic Planning - Understanding Strategic Versus Operational

We’re now in the midst of the traditional strategic planning season. Given that, we’re partnering with several organizations whose planning teams are working hard to outline a clear, focused path forward for their respective organizations. For leaders who have previously experienced the strategic planning process, this process can be frustrating, stimulating, demoralizing, and energizing all at the same time. However, for leaders who struggle to comprehend the need to define and capture new strategic initiatives while not documenting and tracking oppressive current operations, the strategic planning process can be perplexing to say the least. Being able to understand and accept the difference in strategic versus complex operational actions is key to successful strategic planning.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on August 20, 2019 in Strategic Planning and tagged ,

 

What Is Your Leadership Doing to the Organization’s Culture?

Manager's Corner™: What Is Your Leadership Doing to the Organization’s Culture?

How much of an impact is your leadership having on your organization’s culture? If you don’t already know, it’s time to stop and assess its impact. If you do already know, and the impact you’re having isn’t positive, what are you doing to correct it?

If you already know the impact your leadership is having on your organization’s culture is not positive, what are you doing to correct it?

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on May 21, 2019 in Leadership Development and tagged , , , , ,

 

Is Your Board Dead Weight or Your Key to Success?

Is Your Board Dead Weight or Your Key to Success?

As you look to the next 12, 24, or 36 months, is your board of directors composed of the right people with the right skills, energy, and expertise to help you drive towards your vision? Are you as intentional in recruiting, onboarding, and developing directors as you are with key staff? Is your board a key to your organization’s success. Or, are your initiatives, pace, and success limited because your board believes they’ve fulfilled their responsibilities if they show up, vote, and leave?

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on December 18, 2018 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,