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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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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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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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Building Brand Engagement

When I first discovered the purpose movement and started exploring purposeful businesses, I noticed a few interesting things about these organizations. Most notably, they had a clearly defined purpose greater than profit. Secondly, their purpose helped build ...
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Growing Your Small Business on Purpose

Five reasons knowing your purpose can transform your start-up or small business. Your brand purpose can be your secret weapon. This is especially true for small businesses. Purpose can be your best tool to differentiate yourself from your peers, ...
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Five Traits of a Purposeful Leader

There's power in knowing your purpose. But, that's only part of the equation. Building a purposeful business means a) being laser focused on a purpose greater than profit, b) aligning your business around your purpose, ...
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Becoming a Purposeful Business

Every business should know its purpose, but not every business is a purposeful business.  Let’s unpack this… I believe every business should know its purpose. Working with clients and in my own business, I’ve seen ...
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