Monthly Archives: July 2017

What Strategic Planning Approach is best?

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A few years ago I served with several other strategy experts on the Association for Strategic Planning’s certification task force, which developed the first-ever program for certifying strategic planners. I was tasked with identifying the best strategic planning approach, along with Howard Rohm, president of the Balanced Scorecard Institute. There are many different approaches offered …

Strategic Ways to be Productive

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You are already working hard, here are some ways to work smarter. Know your big whys. Be clear about your life and business visions to keep you above the daily fray. Align your daily/weekly/monthly goals to your longer-term bigger picture goals and dreams. Set daily objectives. Setting targets for each day the night before boosts …

Strategic Lessons from Cleaning My Fridge

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Among my life and work priorities, refrigerator management ranked low on the list. After all, a refrigerator was just a simple self-contained system to keep food cold. Food goes in, gets chilled, comes out, gets cooked and eaten.  Never did I imagine that this big humming box of cold could offer life-changing lessons in the way it recently …

The Best Eight Project Management Books on the Market. Wow – Mine Made the List!

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I was proud as a pup with a new collar to learn that my book Strategic Project Management Made Simple was named one of the eight best project management books on the market! I’m delighted to be included with other management experts I greatly admire who have developed systems, concepts, and tools that truly help …

Four Strategic Ideas from Gary Vaynerchuk #AskGaryVee

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  You may already know Gary Vaynerchuck’s story.  I didn’t until he spoke at the Infusionsoft 2016 conference. Until he stepped on stage, I had no idea that this brilliant, fast-talking, colorful, storytelling hustler with a heart would stimulate me so much. This 40-year-old Russian immigrant started working in his dad’s liquor store from age …