November 9, 2020
strategist recommended reading for the new year

Strategist Recommended Reading for The New Year

As a businesswoman and a strategist, people have asked me, “What have you read that...
November 9, 2020
Get Sh*t done with strategy execution

Getting Sh*t Done!

It’s funny… so much of our business, public and personal lives are based on following processes...
November 9, 2020
Why active listening is an important strategy tool

Why Active Listening is a Powerful Strategy Tool

I had a conversation today with a good friend of mine who, from an ideological point of view, is VERY different from me. I find that when I talk...
November 9, 2020
Millennials and nonprofits

Millennials and Nonprofits: Four Reasons Why You Have It All Wrong

Comedian Adam Conover, in a presentation to marketing professionals summed up well the issue of trying to define millennials—or any...
November 9, 2020
How to keep remote teams aligned?

How to Keep Remote Teams Aligned

So we find ourselves in an unusual position facing a pandemic that has entire continents on home lock-down. It’s a strange situation to be in as...
November 9, 2020
Create a culture of strategy execution

Achieving a Culture of Strategic Execution

It is either as ‘low’ as 60% or as high as 90%. Whatever the real percentage is, urban business legend tells us that anywhere in this range lies...
November 9, 2020
How to get your board members aligned with a strategic plan

HELP! My Board Doesn’t DO Strategy, Now What?

As a strategic planner, I have worked with many non-profit boards over the course of my career. Some are really good at strategic, out-of-the-box...
November 9, 2020
What is Strategic Improvisation? Read more to find out!

Strategic Improvisation – See Execution Happen Using The Seven C’s

Strategic improvisation! What’s that?! I’ve heard of strategic planning. I’ve heard of business planning.
October 20, 2020
Is Strategic Planning Outdated

In a Flexible, Fast World, Is Strategic Planning Process Outdated?

It is said that strategic planning is ‘old school,’ that the very nature of committing to a plan for the long term doesn’t allow organizations to be responsive, flexible or agile enough to move with today’s current marketplace.
October 20, 2020
Is it time to refresh your strategy?

Is it Time to Hit the Refresh Button on Your Strategy?

Does this sound familiar – You and your management team went away for a week to plan your company’s long-term strategy.
October 20, 2020
Strategy Without Execution

Strategy Without Execution

While successful strategy development and execution should not be separated, in many organizations, sadly, they are.
October 20, 2020
How to prioritize strategic objectives

How To Prioritize Your Strategic Objectives

Planning, Executing, Measuring, Being Agile…the list can be lengthy for all of the things you think about when doing strategic planning.
October 20, 2020
The golden rule of goal setting

The Golden Rule of Goal-Setting

Strategic goal-setting is integral to the growth of any business.
October 20, 2020
How to lead strategically

How to Lead Strategically

I find one of my most difficult challenges as a leader is giving my input and keeping my active participation for issue at hand at the right level.
October 20, 2020
Three planning goals in three months

Three Planning Goals In Three Months

Jump starting your strategy can be a challenge. Things change and shift.
October 20, 2020
Types of KPIs for your organization to use

Types of Key Performance Indicators

Many times at MPOWR Envision when working with new customers we are asked what is a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) and when should we use it?
October 20, 2020
How to Lead A Fast-Growing Organization

How to Lead a Fast Growing Organization

Lightning a fast growth organization isn’t for everyone. It is hard to manage, it is hard to stay focused and it is hard not to lose control.
October 20, 2020
Strategic Planning Horror Stories

Horror Stories: Monster Tales from a Not-For-Profit Strategic Planner

What could be worse than doing all the right things prior to, and in preparation for an amazing strategic planning session only to have the ambiance gods rain on your parade?
October 20, 2020
Goodbye Business Plan

Goodbye Business Plan. Hello Strategy Map!

Strategy mapping is a tool to show corporate stakeholders the overall business strategy from an internal and external perspective.
October 20, 2020
7 Attributes of an Executive Director

7 Qualities of an Effective Nonprofit Executive Director

Executive directors are the keystone for the current and lasting success of any non-profit organization.
October 20, 2020
7 Cs of Strategic Planning

The Seven C’s of Strategic Improvisation℠

Strategic planning is a process by which an organization constructs its future.
October 20, 2020
3 practices to make room for strategic improvisation

3 Practices to Make Room for Strategic Improvisation℠

Successful strategic execution requires discipline and accountability within your organization so that everyone takes ownership to help realize the company’s vision and plan.
October 20, 2020
The seven cs of pandemic perserverance

The Seven Cs of Pandemic Perseverance

In this time, our work goals remain important but we also have to add some additional things to our “To Do” list that remind us we are part of a larger community.
October 20, 2020
A one page strategic plan

A One-Page Strategic Plan

Can you do it? As long as you make sure you address three important elements…