Implementing a Strategic Plan: Now Comes the Hard Part

Strategic Planning.  Typically there are a couple of immediate responses when people start talking about developing a strategic plan – people who decide to fake their own death because they just cannot go through that process again, or people who feel like it is Christmas morning and Santa brought them their very own official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!  When it comes to actually developing the plan, there is a lot of effort put into it.  There are lots of meetings, visioning discussions, revisions, more meetings, templates, verbiage, focus groups, and so on and so forth and what have …

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Steps Towards Creating an Effective Board Meeting

OK, so who has been here – you are either on a board of directors for a non-profit organization, or you are the CEO and you are diving head first into your meeting.  You look down at the agenda and it is chock full of discussion items for each committee, along with each committee presenting their reports, and finally you see the words “strategic planning brainstorming.”  You wonder if this meeting is going to ever going to end… Many organizations struggle with being able to implement steps towards making their board meetings effective.  Does every committee need to run down …

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