Annual Plan Resource Insights By MICHAEL WHITCOMB Congratulations! You and your team have just drafted the best annual plan draft ever. The strategies look tight. The programs are innovative. The P&L meets ambitious targets with just enough cushion to help with contingencies. And yet… You have an uneasy feeling that you might not be able […]

Operational Planning Insights By TRISH HAYWARD If your fiscal year starts January 1st, your 2015 budget deadlines are looming. You may be strapped for time, but don’t fall into the trap of doing your budget without a plan. We hate to break bad news, but you may already be in the trap if: It is unclear from […]

 “STRATEGY ON DEMAND” Elements of Strategic Planning By TRISH HAYWARD and SANDRA SMITH In a few short weeks, 2015 budget and headcount numbers need to be finalized.  At this stage, you’re either flying blind, scrambling the jets, or expecting a smooth arrival with the runway clear in your sights. Regardless of your level of preparedness, […]

By TRISH HAYWARD Recently, we ran across a great Forbes piece by Jennie Grimes of NetApp on brand. We totally agree with her point of view with one caveat. The article assumes that companies are clear on the positioning they want to communicate. Grimes’ article recommends that we use data to determine if our brand […]

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