November 9, 2020

Culture and Strategic Plan Execution – A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

Heaven or Hell… Where would you rather be? Well, it depends, you say, on whether hell is a place where people go who have broken the rules but had...
November 9, 2020

Lessons From Our CEO: Managing Growth Through Strategy Execution

People often ask me how SupplyCore Inc., MPOWR®’s parent company, has achieved such remarkable growth. When I think back to our early days in the...
November 9, 2020

Strategy Execution: Four Things You’ll Want to Master

Strategic planning is supposed to be the process by which organizations look into the future and craft a vision; a plan for how they will...
November 9, 2020

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

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 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: 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

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

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

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

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Is Your Strategy Planning Process Outdated?

We live in a fast-paced world, but that doesn't mean you throw your strategy planning process out the window. Our Head of Strategy Services weighs in on some aspects to consider.
October 20, 2020

Is it Time to Refresh 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

The 5 “Musts” of Strategy Execution

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

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

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

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

Jump starting your strategy can be a challenge. Things change and shift.
October 20, 2020

Types of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

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

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

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. 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 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

The Seven C’s of Strategic Improvisation℠

Strategic planning is a process by which an organization constructs its future.