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The Promise of Strategic Planning and the Reality of Results

By Dan | Jul 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Promise of Strategic Planning and the Reality of Results A Case Study of Organ Procurement Organizations Dr. Raina Knox, CEO Stratex Solutions This strategic planning case study covers a span of seven years and highlights outcomes from two organ procurement organizations. It was written to provide a brief summary of thought provoking discoveries experienced … Continue reading “The Promise of Strategic Planning and the Reality of Results”

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Strategic Thinking

By JoLinda Vega | Jan 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

A new year is upon us. For many executives, this is the time to review the strategic plan by pulling it out of the dusty binder to orchestrate a new year planning session. For others, it’s a time to refresh the minds and review what was achieved. What better time to get real! I challenge … Continue reading “Strategic Thinking”

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Beyond Surveys-Moving Beyond the What to the Why to Support Meaningful Organizational Change

By Raina Knox | Jan 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Surveys can be a crutch for organizations. The advantages to using surveys are that the survey instruments are easily developed and distributed, and provide the opportunity to track specific responses over time. However, there are significant drawbacks to using surveys as the only method of collecting information from stakeholders and customers. Survey information gathered is … Continue reading “Beyond Surveys-Moving Beyond the What to the Why to Support Meaningful Organizational Change”

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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 … Continue reading “Seeking the Elusive Stakeholder Engagement – Treasure Found”

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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 … Continue reading “Why Conducting a SWOT Analysis is a Complete Waste of Time”

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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 … Continue reading “Strategic Innovation – No more bright shiny objects”

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

By Raina Knox | Mar 31, 2016 | 1 Comment

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

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

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