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Seeking the Elusive Stakeholder Engagement – Treasure Found

By Raina Knox | Nov 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

    The origin of the quest for stakeholder engagement began as a step in the process of developing a new strategic plan. The treasure found was unexpected and not immediately recognized. Like many treasure discoveries, it took a bit of sifting to see the shiny nuggets found. The organization featured with the bravery to […]

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Why Conducting a SWOT Analysis is a Complete Waste of Time

By Raina Knox | Oct 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Conducting a SWOT analysis is the motherhood and apple pie of strategic planning. Everyone knows that’s one of the first things on the Strategic Planning Retreat agenda. Take a moment to consider just how many of these exercises you have participated in throughout your career. Very likely the number is more than the […]

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Strategic Innovation – No more bright shiny objects

By Raina Knox | Jun 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Innovation is such a common buzz word; it is starting to make the lists of overused words. However, in a world where most organizations have a shortage of key resources (human and financial) innovation is one of the few methods where significant improvements can be made. The Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria places significant emphasis on […]

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A Call to Action-Meeting the Needs of “Atypical” Entrepreneurs

By Raina Knox | Mar 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

I didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur. The image many of us have of entrepreneurs is that of young energetic twenty somethings out to change the world or to carve off their own piece of it. I am a 50ish woman with a very long history of working in large to midsize corporations but […]

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“First rule of leadership: everything is your fault” Hopper, from A Bugs Life

By Dan | Jan 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everyone looks in the mirror and think they’re looking at a natural leader. But according to Gallup, 82% of managers are pretty much complete failures. Only 1 out of 10 are really right for the job. While “managing” is different than “leading,” it’s a close enough proxy to demonstrate that there are very, very few […]

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