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When facilitating a strategic planning session, I often describe this model that shows the difference between strategic and operational planning: First, I draw a horizontal axis that is a timeline from today to the duration of the strategic plan (usually … Continue reading

Telephone conference calls are a low cost meeting alternative for teams located in different places.  They are great for routine status reports and for short-term, problem solving meetings, but not if you follow your instincts to just grab the phone … Continue reading

“How can a manager be most effective ( and stay employed) when working with a volunteer board? How should my time and energy be split between the operations of the business and advising the board members?” A:  An excellent question … Continue reading

A few months ago, I was facilitating a breakout session to a two-day national conference that started the event with a panel discussion.  It was an interesting choice as most conferences start with something sizzling, dazzling, entertaining and well as … Continue reading

  The Summer Extraordinary Team newsletter is now available! Updated format (no longer a html – we have gone back to pdf, and you can access it in full color or grayscale/black & white. This quarter, we have featured: Serve … Continue reading