Ready, Fire, Aim

4 Character-Based Stumbling Blocks to Good Decision-Making As leaders we are often called upon for decisions or to effectively guide a decision process. We face choices every day, some large, some small, some urgent, some mundane. A large part of...

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Leaders and Managers

In business literature we often see the terms leader and manager used interchangeably. However the role of a leader and the role of a manager are different, even though there may be a fuzzy gray line between the two roles in certain aspects. If...

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Tactics and Action Plan

The tactics and action plan describe the activities of the organization to implement the business strategy and achieve the strategic objectives. The action plan is the final piece of a strategic management system that translates mission and...

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Goals and Objectives

Goals and objectives provide direction, inspiration, and a standard for measurement of performance for an organization. Goals define direction or destination while objectives set specific targets or milestones for performance measurement. In a...

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Mission and Vision

Mission describes what you are and vision describes what you want to be. Both of these should be clear and concise statements focused on clearly communicating to the organization’s various stakeholders. Organizations sometimes have long...

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Values and Principles

Values and principles set the boundaries for how an organizations operates and deals with its various stakeholders. In a previous article, we used the analogy of a funnel to describe the management system of an organization as it moved from broad...

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