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8/26/14

The cautionary tale of 5 scary strategic planning mistakes: Part IV – Be willing to say “no”

When a strategy is too broad or too vague, then an organization struggles to devote resources to the appropriate priorities.

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8/21/14

The cautionary tale of 5 scary strategic planning mistakes: Part III – Dismiss unrealistic expectations

The process of setting strategy must to be concerned with the external environment - most notably with market, customer, industry and macro conditions.

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8/12/14

The cautionary tale of 5 scary strategic planning mistakes: Part II – Avoid side swipes

Your strategic planning process is in motion and... BOOM! Out of nowhere, another priority collides with the strategy, hijacking the process.

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8/7/14

The cautionary tale of 5 scary strategic planning mistakes; Part I: Don’t self-sabotage

Avoid the common pitfalls of strategic planning. Lesson one, the CEO is the chief strategist shouldn't delegate key components such as process management and idea generation.

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3/18/14

Four questions to ask before starting your evaluation

Evaluation is a helpful tool to support many different decisions within an organization.  Evaluation can take on many forms (e.g., summative, formative, developmental, outcomes, process, implementation, etc.), and the first step is to identify what kind of evaluation will be most useful to you right now.  Regardless of whether you need to measure your outcomes […]

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3/5/14

Imagine 2020 launch

Yesterday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock revealed Denver’s first cultural plan in 25 years. This strategic plan, written by Corona Insights in partnership with Denver Arts & Venues, will fuel the next era for our city’s art, culture and creativity. What a treat it was to attend the press conference, see the final printed plan and […]

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12/5/13

Deciding where to give in the season of giving

As the season of giving approaches many of us start to think about what we can do to make the world a better place, to help those less fortunate than ourselves, to give back or pay it forward.  And in addition to undertaking individual acts of kindness, many of us will look to nonprofit organizations […]

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8/21/13

Nonprofit Board Effectiveness

Nonprofit boards have a demanding role. Often, these boards are working on behalf of nonprofits with a limited budget and limited human capacity, all while serving a social cause. Board members are under a considerable amount of pressure, and a board’s performance has an impact on the people the nonprofit serves. As this article from […]

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8/19/13

Making the Most of Our Money

Scientists and researchers like to think that if our leaders would only stick to the facts, the data would make many of our hard decisions for us.  Unfortunately, some of the most contentious debates don’t hinge solely on facts – sometimes because of insufficient data, sometimes because values are at play.  However, data has a […]

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7/25/13

Business Model Lessons from CO Girl Scouts

Scouting was big in my family.  My siblings and I were all scouts. I still have my sash covered in merit badges and recall fondly the path of discovery and learning each one symbolizes. Yesterday, many other business and community leaders across Colorado received an email entitled “Changing and Challenging Times for Girl Scouts” from […]

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