strategic planning


May

19

2020
Trends and Opportunities – Betting on Success

Trends and Opportunities – Betting on Success

To Listen To The ‘Trends and Opportunities – Betting on Success’ Podcast, Click Play Cerius executive experts weigh in on what they see as the trends and opportunities they see coming out of this crisis?  Pamela Wasley: Well. Good morning. We have a room today full of experts. Today that we’ll be able to answer some questions that I have to tell you that companies are...

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May

18

2020
What Does Success Look Like Now?

What Does Success Look Like Now?

Written by Kristen McAlister Perspective is always such a fascinating concept. To kick off our CEO peer group meeting this past week, my chair, Willie Rosoff, made a subtle and risky move. He started with a hand drawing of a small box in the middle of a piece of paper with a black dot in the middle. My first impression – “It’s not bad enough...

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May

12

2020
Ready, Go, Reset – Strategic Planning in 2020

Ready, Go, Reset – Strategic Planning in 2020

Provided by Bill Franch and Kristen McAlister It is now May and looking back, March seemed so long ago. It does seem as though a year has passed by in as little as 2 months.  Looking back to last year, many of us spent the better part of the fourth quarter doing strategic planning. Little did we know a few months later, most of it...

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Oct

24

2019
Leadership Succession Planning

Leadership Succession Planning

Leadership succession planning is an item on every business owner’s list, and yet it is rarely addressed head-on. I’m going to give a big shout-out to HBO: Before Succession, we sometimes had to explain precisely what succession planning in business is, but thanks to that dark, sharp, wicked dramedy, more and more people outside the C-suite are now familiar with the ins and outs of...

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Jun

23

2019
Interim Managers: 3 Questions on Strategic Management

Interim Managers: 3 Questions on Strategic Management

Interim managers adept in strategic management are better able to manage an entire business as a whole, rather than just marketing, finance or HR. Interim managers say that by understanding strategic management, you will be able to understand why companies succeed and fail. To understand this, you need to answer these 3 basic questions. Where do You Compete As an interim manager, you need to...

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Jan

31

2019
Quality Assurance Manager Strategic Plan – Interim Management Success Stories

Quality Assurance Manager Strategic Plan – Interim Management Success Stories

The results a strategic plan implemented by interim management achieved This article examines the impact of a strategic plan created by interim executive for  $17 million medical device manufacturer. This business brought in an Interim Chief Strategy Officer who was then able to transition into the Quality Assurance Manager, only 2-3 days a week over a total of 8 months to help address many of...

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Jan

27

2019
Planning and Implementation of Strategy in 4 Steps

Planning and Implementation of Strategy in 4 Steps

Implementation of strategy, an effective strategy, goes far beyond just outlining one in a management retreat. Planning, developing and implementation of strategy in the right way makes it an effective one! There are four steps to ensure you and your team are on the road to a successful outcome. In a previous post on Cerius, we spoke of those four great steps that keep your company moving in...

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Nov

24

2018
The Process of Strategic Planning to Raise Capital

The Process of Strategic Planning to Raise Capital

Strategic planning is more important than you think Strategic planning not only defines the direction for your company, but it also addresses complex matters like the especially important issue of how to raise capital. Getting your business off the ground is a major achievement, but to go further, a little bit of additional working capital can broaden your horizons. On a previous post on the...

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Nov

12

2018
Why small companies should do strategic planning

Why small companies should do strategic planning

Size is not a factor when it comes to strategic planning in small companies Contributed by Thomas Stamatis When you hear the terms, “strategic planning” and “strategic plan” you often think of the chore as developing a lengthy business plan covering an extended period of time, typically five years. The purpose is to map out a long-term business growth plan under some company mission statement and...

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Sep

18

2018
The Difference Between Operations and Strategy

The Difference Between Operations and Strategy

Managers today need to know there’s a difference between operations and strategy. Both aspects of the business work parallel to each other, boosting performance and creating a competitive edge. Think of operations and strategy like two separate but essential engines on a boat. Both engines run efficiently and independently to ensure a smooth and fast journey. Running on one engine can lead you in a...

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