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Does Your Mission and Vision Still Hold Up?

When is the last time you pulled out your mission, vision and values statements to see if they’re still relevant?  If you haven’t done this in the last three to six months, now might be ...
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Is Your Strategic Plan Destined for Failure?

Did you know the majority of strategic planning fails? Apparently, the research is pretty grim and shows strategic planning fails two-thirds of the time. YIKES! This sounds like terrible news for my business, where I ...
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The Secret to a Solid Strategic Plan

Strategic planning…do you love it or hate it? I feel like most people have pretty strong feelings around writing a strategic plan. I fall into the love it category and have written dozens of plans ...
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Putting the Pieces Together

Writing a company's mission, vision and values is like doing a puzzle without knowing what it will look like until it's done. You keep snapping pieces together until the picture reveals itself.It's not a quick or ...
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Having Vision

Your purpose has power when you share it. I was reminded of this a few months ago during a conversation with a CEO. During our discussion, I realized I was placing more value on the ...
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Finding and Hiring the Right People on Purpose

Lately, I've had a few different discussions with business leaders about hiring and onboarding. Particularly how it relates to purpose and values. So, I wanted to take a deeper look at how purpose plays into ...
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Purpose and Performance: Part 2

A Conversation about Purpose, Performance and Stakeholder Value with Gregory Milano, CEO of Fortuna Advisors There’s a significant body of research validating that companies with a clear purpose outperform their peers. To help us better ...
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Purpose and Performance: Part 1

A Conversation with Gregory Milano, CEO of Fortuna Advisors There’s a significant body of research validating that companies with a clear purpose outperform their peers. To help us better understand the link between purpose and ...
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Living Up to Your Mission with John Palmer, Ohio Hospital Association

Consistency is a bedrock of creating a purposeful organization. Your purpose needs to be clear, communicated often and integrated into all aspects of your business. When people in and outside of your business see your ...
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How to Write a Purposeful New Year’s Letter

One of my goals for 2021 is to create and share more hands-on, working tips for putting your purpose into action. I’ve written a lot about what is purpose and why purpose matters. Now I ...
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