Don’t Overlook Aligning Strategy and Operations – A Primary Driver of Strategy Execution Success

An unprecedented level of discontinuous change[1] frames the strategic context most organizations navigate today.  This reality…

Learning from Failure

Guest blog by Dr. Chris Yapp There are many sayings around the theme that “experience is…

Embrace Uncertainty, Build Foresight!

Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again…

Book Review: “Big Decisions,” by Lee Crumbaugh

There are decisions and then there are decisions.  Lee Crumbaugh knows this truth.  He is a…

Culture Can Make or Break Your Transformation

“Does strategy drive culture … or does culture drive strategy?” In this short piece, I provide…

Yes, But How Does It Make You Feel? Strategic Alignment and Employee Happiness

Every year, thousands of organizations engage in some form of strategic planning process. The strategic planning…

Jumping All In: Implementing Strategy with Agility Concepts

In a world of buzzwords and trendy fads, creating plans for executing a strategic goal can…

ASP’S NEW CERTIFICATION COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK – AND THE ROLE OF FACILITATION

As part of a continuous improvement process, the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) in 2019 invested…

Leaders Should Focus on Long-Term Goals to Successfully Deploy Agency Strategy

By J. Woody Stanley At the time this article was published (Feb. 10, 2022,) cabinet-level departments…

The “Great Resignation” Reveals Leadership’s “Achilles’ Heel” in Effective Change

By Richard Thayer, William Zybach, and Sally Parker, Syngineering Solutions Several of our friends and relatives have…