Monthly Archives: July 2010

Good Meetings are Essential for Good Strategy

Practical tips for strategy meetings. The most important purpose of a meeting is making decisions. Continue reading

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The “Improvement Map”

An improvement map is a guiding metaphor for the leader of a strategic initiative. Greg Githens identifies 9 elements that must be considered in strategic intiative planning. Continue reading

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Two Success Factors for Strategic Initiatives: Commitment and Alignment

Commitment and alignment drive the performance of a strategic initiative, and program management tools foster these two outcomes. Provides brief, working definitions. Continue reading

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Vision into Results….Definition of a Strategic Initiative

Defines strategic initiatives in terms of three outcomes and introduces implications for leadership and program management. Strategic initiatives are NOT the same thing as a strategic objective. This definition provides a practical tool for establishing a strategic initiative.
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