CADDManager on January 4th, 2011
This entry is part 1 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning

This entry is part 1 of 14 in the series Strategic PlanningMy class at AU2010 on Strategic Planning started off with what some consider the last slide. The first slide I showed had just two words and a punctuation mark on it. They were… “Any Questions?”. That is becuase I believe that building a strategic [...]

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CADDManager on January 5th, 2011
This entry is part 2 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning

This entry is part 2 of 14 in the series Strategic PlanningWithout a Strategic Plan… What would you see as the impact of operating without a Strategic Plan?  If there is not much impact, then why bother with the whole effort?  Let’s look at what your processes and progress will look like with9out a Plan [...]

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CADDManager on January 6th, 2011
This entry is part 3 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning

This entry is part 3 of 14 in the series Strategic PlanningI always like to start out defining what will be discussed and framing the posts in a series.  It helps to outline what will be included and what will not. What I won’t try to do… I will not try to define the perfect [...]

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CADDManager on January 10th, 2011
This entry is part 4 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning

This entry is part 4 of 14 in the series Strategic PlanningHere is what we will be looking at over the next several posts. I am not sure how many posts it will take to cover what I want to discuss. It might take some time to get all of my ideas down. The overall [...]

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CADDManager on January 11th, 2011
This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning

This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series Strategic PlanningI always like visual aids.  Here is one for the five steps I will outline.

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CADDManager on January 12th, 2011
This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning

This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series Strategic PlanningI mentioned that Strategic Planning in its essence is just asking a bunch of questions and seeking to define the answers. Step One is looking at the Past. A quick or long look back will help frame the whole process. By getting a proper [...]

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CADDManager on January 17th, 2011
This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning

This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Strategic PlanningStep Two involves Looking at Now. What is happening at your firm right now? You need to review the following areas at a minimum. Team and Talent – The makeup of the group you are working with will impact your ability to reach a [...]

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CADDManager on January 19th, 2011
This entry is part 8 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning

This entry is part 8 of 14 in the series Strategic PlanningWhere are you now?  Maybe a SWOT analysis would help get your thinking organized.I have used this method before and it can be helpful.  While I am not going to try and provide all of the methods of organizing your thoughts,I will provide some [...]

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CADDManager on January 20th, 2011
This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series Strategic Planning

This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series Strategic PlanningHere is an example SWOT that I put together (very simple) to show you what yours might look like. Each area gets information and there may be complimenting of contradicting statements between the two.  You do not fill each one out looking for corresponding [...]

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