Posts Tagged ‘strategy’

How to Make Diversity and Inclusion Progress By Christine Talbot

5 Steps for Successful Diversity and Inclusion Outcomes Over the last two years, the United States has experienced a heightened level of pain, violence, public protest, division, and even fear about racial issues and injustices. This has brought significant focus on the diversity and inclusion work in organizations with employees having new expectations of their…

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5 Tips for Bringing Your Strategic Plan to Life by Tom Okarma

Does your strategic plan give life to your mission? Every nonprofit agency has a strategic plan, somewhere. Maybe in a file cabinet, on a credenza, on its website, but they have one. It’s there, you just have to search it out. The problem is, you’d never know it by the way so many just keep…

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Strategic Alignment By Tom Okarma

The Significance of Strategic Alignment What does strategic alignment have to do with impact and outcomes? If you stop to think about it, leaders can significantly increase the impact of their nonprofit agencies without spending an extra dime. Say what? Let’s say your agency has: Experienced leadership-CHECK A clear and compelling strategic plan-CHECK The respect and support…

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The Art of Strategic Thinking By William A. Horton

What is strategic thinking?  In Becoming a Strategic Leader, the authors state that strategic thinking can be defined as, “The collection, interpretation, generation, and evaluation of information and ideas that shape an organization’s sustainable competitive advantage.” Similarly, T. Irene Sanders in Strategic Thinking and the New Science, says thinking strategically involves a combination of an…

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The Art of Scenario Planning By Dr. David Alexander

Learn to Rehearse the Future with Scenario Planning The board is responsible for the mission, vision and over-arching plans of your organization. Those elected to the board answer a call to be stewards of the ministry’s purpose, health and effectiveness. Board members must seek the Lord’s guidance in all they do, but they must remember,…

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Balancing Intuition and Strategy By Lee Ellis

Balancing the Gifts of Leadership Intuition and Strategy I’m observing an interesting leadership trend regarding intuition and strategy that deserves some deeper reflection. In our western culture, leaders are generally driven by data and metrics in daily decision-making. The other side of the leadership equation, though, is a leader’s abstract intuitive skills. Albert Einstein discovered…

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The Ultimate Strategy By Phyllis Hennecy Hendry

The Ultimate Strategy – Our Greatest Hope As I prepared to write about strategy, I couldn’t help but think about God’s ultimate strategy – restoration. God’s goal for all time has been to bring you and me home to him. We had a great start with God. Read the beginning of our story – Genesis…

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CLA Webcast 9.25.14: Sharpening Organizational Strategy

Is your ministry strategy becoming dull? Join CLA favorite and noted organizational strategy expert James C. Galvin to discover how you can make your organizational strategy fresh and effective in “Sharpening Organizational Strategy.” CLA presents the September segment of the  Encore Series Webcasts 2014. Tune in Thursday, September 25th to learn: How to get an…

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The Call of the Cosmograph

by Larry Johnston  Ph.D Okay, maybe I’m just weird (close associates might say there’s no “maybe” involved!). But the simple truth is, I loathe waste. I’m sorry. I can’t help it. Inefficiency bothers me.  And not being strategic just drives me up the wall. It’s possibly little more than some quirky personality trait, but I suspect…

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