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January 12th, 2018
2017 is in the rear-view mirror. Many companies are closing out books and budgets. A great step to begin the new year is some reflection on last year. Take a little time to truly evaluate last year’s activities and the outcomes. Try to ‘walk through’ the year and consider everything that transpired. Follow this link to our full
December 19th, 2017
Regardless of project size, individual responsibilities should be clearly defined. Whether it’s a small team or a large global collaboration, everyone needs to understand their role: the tasks and activities each person must complete. A strong tool to define each member’s role is a RACI matrix. Click on the image to download the Role
November 8th, 2017
Before you can create an implementation process for your strategic plan you will need to have a meeting with your leadership team. During this important meeting you will discuss targeted objectives and strategic goals. Then you will be able to sort through ideas, and identify top priority projects by using the Decision Matrix. Click on the
October 31st, 2017
This is a powerful spreadsheet that shows how a 1% change in sales, gross margin, fixed, and variable costs can add more than 1% to your bottom line. It’s a valuable illustration on how the smallest change can have an incremental impact to your profits. Click on the image to download the tool.
October 19th, 2017
How do you create an implementation process for your strategic plan? Capture goals and strategies to meet those goals. Identify tasks under each strategy with an owner and timeline. This becomes your living execution plan for your strategic plan. It is important to remember to involve your key players or close confidants if you are a
October 12th, 2017
A Strategic Plan is a powerful tool for effectively communicating and meeting yearly goals. Benefits of a strategic plan are Team Focus and Alignment, Effective Prioritization, Better Decision Making, and Faster Tangible Results creating Peace of Mind for CEOs. A Strategic Map Worksheet will aid in mapping out and communicating goals. A sample worksheet is
September 20th, 2017
What is a peer council? Peer-to-peer advisory councils are not new—they’ve been utilized by successful entrepreneurs throughout history. In fact, some sources say they date back to the dawn of civilization, or at least to several thousand years ago when people stopped leading the nomadic existence of hunter-gatherers and began living together in villages and
June 9th, 2017
Here is a recent Harvard Business Review article on the #1 successful behavior of CEO’s: decision making with speed and conviction. WHAT SETS SUCCESSFUL CEOS APART The Four Essential behaviors that help them win the top job and thrive once they get it. By Elena Lytkina Botelho, Kim Rosenkoetter Powell, Stephen Kincaid, and Dina Wang
June 7th, 2017
How do you train your direct reports to make better decisions and problem solve? Many of our members are using this framework for their teams to use in making better decisions and coming to them with the best solution. This tool helps support speed and conviction by insuring options are considered and decisions made. Click
October 4th, 2016
The October edition of Biz Briefs for CEOs features insightful and inspiring interviews with local chief executives and fellow peer advisor members; an examination of confidence and how business leaders can tap into past experiences to optimize their own; a round-up of local business news and more. Click on the links below to access LXCouncil’s unique