Founder’s Focus: Oh, That’s What This Is?

Advice, particularly for business owners and entrepreneurs is everywhere . . . as I scroll through LinkedIn, advice is coming from the influencers I follow and my connections; it graces the covers of books in the airport bookstore; and I even get daily text messages and emails. Advice is good, …

Understanding How City Plans Fail

In my experience a City’s successful implementation of a plan depends greatly upon a their reaction to and investment in the actual elements of the plan.  For successful implementation to occur, a city must be mindful of the tendency for its performance to ‘default’ to status quo (generalization and avoidance), …

Plan for Success in 2019

Soon summer will be over and you’ll start planning your annual executive, council or organization retreat.  You’ll analyze your business, organization or community and carefully put together a budget and a plan for 2019. But, is planning the same way you did last year going to yield better results? Yes, …

Is Planning Risky?

We all know (or are at least told) that planning is necessary critical to success.  However, what we aren’t often told is how risky planning, particularly strategic planning, can be.  So before you go all-in on your next planning exercise, here are four risks you want to avoid: There is …