- Lynn Curry
- Situational Analysis
- Change Management
- Program Design
There is a useful truism, as dependable as gravity, but hard-learned in the kaleidoscope of management realities. It applies across the board, all subject areas, all change phases, on central pr... [more >]
Over the past couple weeks in this "Why is Strategy So Rare" series I have catalogued some of the excuses I have come across in working with organizations of all sizes all acro... [more >]
Everyone has a justification after a failure of strategy. This series reviews the common reasons, or excuses, given for this leadership breach. We will address what to do about each of them in ... [more >]
Operating without an effective strategy is dangerous for organizations. Allowing the organization to function without an active strategy indicates negligence on the part of the board and senior m... [more >]
Don't be freaked out by the words. A strategy is just a plan to make something happen. A plan is simply a series of well-structured actions. Actions are small steps organized to ... [more >]
Do you need an outside consultant to do strategic planning? No, but it helps. Some believe all planning should be conducted start to finish as an inside job using only current employees... [more >]
Quality planning requires disciplined thinking about three or four time periods simultaneously and about the many possible connections between them. The past, the present, the immediate future and ... [more >]
Having a current, comprehensive, defensible, futures-based strategic plan is a requirement for continued organizational relevance and therefore market positioning. Most organizational leaders get... [more >]
June 15, 2017
3 Things Great Leaders Never Do. 5 Keys to Organizational Change. 7 Days to C-Suite Nirvana. Does anyone really believe this clickbait? This meme of false s...
FITBIT Your Strategy
June 8, 2017
We are going to assume that you do HAVE a strategy that is guiding decisions towards some well-defined goals. You aren't just reacting from one crisis to the next, right? OK then,...
Get the Little Things Right
April 19, 2017
You must be good at the little things to be an effective consultant or change agent. Any good cook knows that. And you have to take the time. Scratch made puff pastry is a wondrous thing, not a...
Align Behavior with Goals
April 4, 2017
The last two posts took up the problems of getting all organizational work aligned to real goals for that organization. The point of this effort, and it does take focused effort, is ...