- Lynn Curry
- Situational Analysis
- Change Management
- Program Design
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,... [more >]
Many small organizations have a mistaken sense that, "We're too small for strategy". If anything, small organizations have more reason to attend carefully to strategic planni... [more >]
A shocking number of individuals and organizations have an irrational belief that others can solve problems for them. They act as if they prefer not to understand and show no inclination to perso... [more >]
Sometimes people just don't know any better. No excuse, of course, if you are in a leadership position, but if you don't know that you don't know it is not a surprise that you can'... [more >]
A seventh barrier to strategic planning is sometimes hard to identify because it is wreathed in other excuses. Some of these defenses will be patently absurd but still fervently held to be true. ... [more >]
Today we begin the second set of common excuses for not having an active strategic plan. This set of five are no less common and no less dangerous than those discussed earlier. The best pa... [more >]
This post marks the half way point in our review of common ways that leaders avoid putting time and resources into strategic planning. In each area I provide a definition, some diagnostics and a ... [more >]
This series reviews common leadership failings that result in ineffective or non-existent strategy. In each case I suggest a diagnosis and treatment plan that can be initiated by inside change ag... [more >]
We have just begun a series analyzing excuses that I frequently hear about why organizations have no functional strategic plan. For each excuse I suggest some diagnostic steps and a t... [more >]
Over the past few weeks we have collected excuses that attempt to justify non-existent or inoperable strategic plans. This series will outline diagnoses and treatment plans for these mal... [more >]
Over the past few weeks we have collected the excuses that I hear most frequently attempting to justify non-existent or inoperable strategic plans. Today we begin outlining treatment pl... [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 ...