Dave Hoy

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Four Key Actions in Managing Change

Posted by Dave Hoy on Thu, Nov 01, 2012 @ 11:01 AM


It is most certainly a sign of the times in the hot Alberta economy right now; businesses, not-for-profit organization, and government are going through significant change. From ERP implementations, the adoption of Project Management, Process Improvement Initiatives, changing Organizational Structure, major strategic priorities, to the Retirement of the Baby Boom Generation workforce, there is no shortage of the “challenge of change”. Change Management is a hot topic in organizations.

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Tags: change management, Leadership, Change Initiatives

Strategic Planning - The Very Best Team Building

Posted by Dave Hoy on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 @ 06:17 AM

Many of our initial client engagements are a request for Team Building. The conversation goes something like this: "Can you help us bring our management team together? We are not clicking on all cylinders right now".  While our answer is always, "Of course we can support you", before we commit to a traditional experiential team building workshop we engage in a series of diagnostic questions to be certain that  team building itself is the right answer.

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Tags: team building, strategic planning

In Celebration of Steven Covey

Posted by Dave Hoy on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 @ 06:48 AM


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Tags: strategic planning implementation and execution, Dave Hoy, Leadership, New Managers, Leadership Development

Mind Your “EOP’s” – Enduring Operating Principles

Posted by Dave Hoy on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 10:57 AM

 In my first career as a college basketball coach I developed and fine tuned a set of enduring principles that guided me as a coach and set the tone of expectations for the team.  I honed these principles over the years and reaffirmed them with myself and the team reguarly. Having explicitly stated principles in place, we all performed at a higher level. They definitely contributed to our overall success.

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Tags: Improve Effectiveness, Dave Hoy, change management

Building Accountability in Your Team - The Leader's Edge

Posted by Dave Hoy on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 @ 07:13 AM


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Tags: Leadership Skills, Dave Hoy, Building Accountability

5 Actions that Support Role Clarity and Accountability

Posted by Dave Hoy on Fri, May 18, 2012 @ 06:59 AM


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Tags: strategic management, Dave Hoy, Effectiveness, role clarity

Strategic Planning: 5 Tips to Improve Execution

Posted by Dave Hoy on Wed, May 09, 2012 @ 10:29 AM

Have you ever the phrase ”An overnight sensation 10 years in the making”?  In our world we come across many organizations, teams and individuals that this adage applies to. What they share is an unwavering commitment to preparation that is linked directly to performance.

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Tags: Improve Effectiveness, strategic planning, Dave Hoy

4 simple tips to get Execution of Strategy back on track!

Posted by Dave Hoy on Thu, May 03, 2012 @ 07:20 AM

As the saying goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink”. 

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Tags: strategic planning implementation and execution, strategic planning, strategic management, Dave Hoy, performance improvement, Leadership Development

Strategic Planning Models – Define What Makes You Unique

Posted by Dave Hoy on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 @ 07:53 AM

Michael Porter has long been recognized a leader in Strategic Planning , particularly from the lens of the marketplace and marketplace competition. His work on The Five Competitive Forces that Shape Strategy is viewed as seminal.  A recent book by Joan Magretta; Understanding Michael Porter, provides a useful interpretation of his work and the influence he has had on strategy development.

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Managing Change – Overcoming Barriers & Building Confidence

Posted by Dave Hoy on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 @ 07:48 AM


Managing Change is important! Individuals who lack the confidence they need to perform at a high level when major change occurs can become paralyzed, afraid to move forward with confidence. 

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Tags: Performance Management, change management, Leadership Development