Tagged: strategic planning

In my previous post, I shared the most common obstacles to implementing your business development and growth plans.  Now that you have identified these saboteurs, and you have chosen to rally your most trusted advisors to keep you on track, how will you use their time wisely?

The EnergizeGrowth® Plan Review Process will help.  I have led over 100 plan reviews in the past decade using this approach.  Benefits far outweigh the time and effort you will invest….

As you approach the end of the first quarter of 2011, your growth plan and marketing activities are well underway.  How will you keep them fresh and relevant?

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Launching and implementing your growth plan entails risks.  Plans often expose underlying conflicts within the organization. It may disrupt the status quo, the ways decisions are made, and strain the most established relationships among key players….


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I had the pleasure of conducting another interview with Garry Ridge, CEO of
WD-40 headquartered in San Diego, California.  For the past six years, I have constantly been intrigued by Garry’s intense commitment to developing people.  While many companies have postponed professional development and innovation until the economic climate improves, WD-40 stays the course. …

While networking with several professional services firms this month, I have discovered some disturbing habits. A wise person once said:  "When the water is low, you can see the rocks."  And boy, are these rocks jagged!

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These ruminations apply to solo practitioners as well as $200M established accounting firms: