Tag: strategic planning

Leading Change With Brain Friendly Strategies

Change can be hard! All organizations face challenges of maintaining employee or volunteer engagement and motivation in the midst of uncertainty. Organizational change is challenging even in the best situations. According to McKinsey Quarterly, 2010, only about 30% of organizations are successful with organizational change. For many people, the unknown is extremely frightening. We default … [Read more…]

Conferences Need Dynamic Planning That Relies On Insight

Your conference planning process needs a dynamic strategy that relies on insight, not call for proposals and scheduling of speakers. Most meeting professionals who devote their time to the development of detailed conference schedules are destined to eventual disappointment. Why? Because the focus is entirely on the structural framework for the meeting. Until the focus … [Read more…]

Are You Using The Rear View Mirror To See What Is Ahead?

What vantage point do you use to move forward? The rear view mirror, your headlights or a travel advisor who tells you what’s ahead? The Three Views Seth Kahan recently spoke at Texas Society of Association Executives New Ideas 2011 Conference at the Omni Houston Galleria in Houston, Tx. Kahan is the CEO of Visionary … [Read more…]

Is Your Conference Like A Five Course Meal Or A Smorgasbord Buffet?

If you had a choice and money was not a concern, which would you prefer? A fine dining five course dinner or an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord buffet? I prefer a fine dining five course meal anytime. Smorgasbord All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Smorgasbord buffets are usually prepared fast, easily and inexpensively. They are a popular method for feeding a … [Read more…]

Nine Ground Rules To Adopt During Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning: those two words can cause groans, sighs and rolling eyes. Some run screaming from the room when they discover it’s strategic planning time! Nine Strategic Planning Ground Rules Regardless your thoughts about strategic planning, here are nine ground rules to help your team maneuver the minefields and complex paths. Establishing these ground rules … [Read more…]