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

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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Strategic planning process: Building Mission and Vision Statements.

Posted by Dave Hoy on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 @ 04:16 AM

When we engage a client in strategic planning as part of our leadership development programs, we often get asked two questions:

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Go Public With Confidence: 3 Tips For Smart IPO Preparation

Posted by Dave Hoy on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 @ 04:26 AM

Any company preparing to transition from a private holding to public status must be prepared for a long process. Preparation for your initial public offering (IPO) can be expected to require at least two years of careful planning. A lack of sufficient IPO preparation will greatly diminish the chances your company will successfully transition with optimal stock valuation and financing potential.

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Tags: John Howey, strategic planning, strategic management, change management

Your Strategic Planning Template – Top 10 Factors in The EScan

Posted by Dave Hoy on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 @ 07:28 AM


At kesa we understand the need for a rigorous process in developing, writing and executing on strategic plans. At the outset, when setting the overall strategic planning template, we will engage our clients in a dialogue around the key factors that will influence their formation of priority strategic issues.  This is an external and internal environmental scan.  Both are important, but here we focus on the external environment, as it is a key factor in the organizations ability to remain sustainable, competitive and profitable in the marketplace.

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Tags: strategic planning

Definition of Sales Strategy Insanity: “Missing your number TWO quarters in a row”!

Posted by John Howey on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 @ 07:17 AM


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Tags: strategic planning, sales training, sales coaching, sales strategy