Category: Strategic Planning

Where Can You Be Generous?

A Different Way to Look at Your “Unique Value Contribution” In an interview with Chase Jarvis, Seth Godin gave me a lot of food for thought when he suggested that we all ourselves this question: “Where are you being generous –

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Posted in Career Decisions, Counseling/Coaching, Self-Assessments, Strategic Planning

Just Out: Strategic Planning Guidebook

Here is another short guidebook I created. It is the result of many strategic planning sessions I facilitated for businesses as well as non-profit organizations, and it also serves as a companion to my workshops on this topic. Participants in

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Posted in Business Decisions, Decision-Making, Financial Decisions, Strategic Planning

Upcoming Workshop: Business Vision

My next workshop is targeted to small business owners, solo-preneurs, people in private practice, or those interested in starting a business. It will be an intensive session to hone your business vision and mission. The workshop is limited to a small number of

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You Are on the Fastest Route

Did you notice? You are always on the fastest route. The past detours, U-turns, missed exits; do not change the fact that you are, NOW, on the fastest route, as long as you know where to go next. by Ursina

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Posted in Achieving Goals, Decision-Making, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning

Mission, Vision and Values

Do you know how to create a powerful statement of your organization’s mission, vision and values? These few pages (downloadable pdf) describe a framework that I’ve found helpful in my strategic planning work. While it is geared mainly toward non-profit organizations, I find

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Why is it such hard work to find your own niche?

Because until you fill it, it’s just a gap. by Ursina Teuscher at Teuscher Counseling, LLC Share this…

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Quote for November

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” — Antoine de Saint Exupéry Share this…

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Quotes: One-Armed Economist

“Bring me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, ‘on the one hand…on the other’.” — Attributed to U.S. President Harry Truman “Calculating expected value is the best way to get a ‘one-armed economist ‘out of a ‘two-armed’ one, a

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Posted in Decision-Making, Financial Decisions, Problem Solving, Risk and Uncertainty, Strategic Planning

Book and Video Recommendation: Skills Trump Passion

“Follow your passion” is a very commonly heard career advice, but Cal Newport argues it’s actually quite terrible as a guiding principle. In his quest to figure out how people find great careers, he found not only that preexisting passions are

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Infographic: Roadmap for Smarter Decisions

Do you like treasure maps? I do. So I’ve created one on how to make smart decisions. You can download it directly as a two-page pfd: Or, find it here among other free resources. The infographic provides a roadmap and ultra-brief

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