Strategy

Strategy or Just Planning

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It seems like today things are changing as fast or faster than ever. Supply chains have been disrupted. Competition is fierce. Finding the right talent has become a nightmare. Customer expectations are through the roof. There are tough decisions that need to be made about our future. You can probably think of a few things that plague your own business. And with change a constant, we too need to adjust for the future of our business. But the question is, do you need a strategy, or just a plan?

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The War on Talent

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Recent reports have shown that more and more people are finding jobs. And for those of us with an ongoing need to hire great talent during a world wide pandemic, that’s not necessarily good. The Department of Labor recently reported that Nebraska’s unemployment rate has dropped to an astonishing 3.1%. With job openings at a 5-month high, do you have a plan to win the war on talent?

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It’s All a Matter of Perspective

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Consider this all-too-familiar scenario: You’re driving to work behind an SUV that abruptly stops before an intersection. No turn signal, no warning. Just stops in the middle of the street. How inconsiderate! You could have wrecked! So you lay on the horn, angry and flustered, yelling a few choice words. We know what it feels like. Your morning was off to a bad enough start already. You probably feel frustrated, like nothing else is going to go right.

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When the Answers are Uncertain…

We get it.

Change is tough even in normal times. And change in the midst of chaos can push us over the edge. Leaving us feeling overwhelmed and stuck, unable to move forward. Do you ever wish you had a crystal ball so you could look into the future and know that everything will be okay? Sometimes what causes us the greatest stress is that the answers are uncertain; the unknown.

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It’s A Time Of Opportunity For Your Business

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For years, as we’ve guided leaders through the strategic planning process, we’ve challenged people to not just do more of the same, but to challenge assumptions of their business, their customers, and their beliefs on the way things are or should be. To find ways to try new approaches, or try doing the same things in a different way. Instead of waiting for their industry or business to be disrupted, they disrupt. Regardless of the circumstances, this is something that is very hard for most organizational leaders to do.

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A Plan for Succession

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WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE. We’ve all felt the uncertainty at some point in our careers. What’s next for me? What happens if the company were to close? Who is taking over after our owner retires? There seems to be so much ambiguity and maybe even some assumptions. But it’s all speculation. Because no one is actually talking about it. It’s unclear and it’s frustrating. But you’re not alone. Companies every day struggle to put together a future picture. A plan for succession.

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Do You Need an Executive Coach?

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When you’re in a position of authority, people have a tendency to tell you what you want to hear; or at least be very “calculated” about how they share feedback with you. An executive coach can provide more honest and direct feedback.

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Family Business Succession Planning

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Succession planning is a process that every organization needs to be thinking about and working on throughout the lifecycle of the business. However, succession planning in a family-owned business has some unique challenges and considerations. More often than not, more than one family member is working in, invested in, or associated with the business. When your business associates are the same people you celebrate special occasions and holidays with, you need to be even more intentional about not damaging relationships in the process.

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5 Signs Your Company Culture is Failing

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Culture. How a common group of people think and treat each other. It’s the expected way people behave. Your family has a culture. Your group of friends has a culture. The team you work with has a culture; and so does the company for which you work.

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To Achieve Amazing Things, You’ve Gotta Take Action

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How many articles have you read by now about setting goals and New Year’s resolutions? “They need to be realistic. Need to be achievable. They need to inspire you.” Yep, we get it. They need to be all of those things. And it feels amazing to set goals; to get yourself back on track.

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