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Mary Sand

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Strategic planning: Think beyond the obvious 

June 7, 2022Mary Sand

Q. What do I need to consider for an effective strategic planning session?    A. Once you decide it’s time to conduct strategic planning, there are three questions to ask yourself:    Am I updating an existing plan or starting with a blank slate?  Who are the key stakeholders to include in the planning?  Should I have an external facilitator lead the planning?  If you have a strategic plan that is still relevant, then focus on updates and...

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Mary Sand

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Strategic Planning: Be intentional with priorities

May 9, 2022Mary Sand

  Q. Why bother with strategic planning?    A. Are you familiar with the carnival game, “Whack a Mole”? In this game, you hold a mallet while looking at a board with five holes. Each hole contains a mechanical mole ready to pop up in a random order. Whichever mole pops up, you try to hit it before it disappears. It’s exhausting, as the repetition leaves you with little satisfaction.    Do you have days at work when you feel like all you’ve...

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