Strategy

What’s First – Strategy or Talent?

When I started SM Advisors back in 1999, I focused on helping organizations develop their strategy. We believed if an organization had a great strategy, everything else would take care of itself. However, during the first year of working with …

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Generations

Be A Company For The Ages: Develop A Generational Strategy

In a recent coaching session, the manager grumbled that too much of the company’s focus was being placed on attracting, developing and retaining millennials. He felt that the company was overlooking the baby boomers and Generation X in their organization. His …

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Success

Department Planning Accelerates Your Company’s Success

If your company is working through its annual business planning process to create your 2018 strategic plan, you should be approaching the department planning and budgeting process. Department planning is one of the five fundamentals of the Stop Selling Vanilla …

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Passion

Build Your Life Around Your Passion

I met with one of my high school friends who wanted to discuss possible new career opportunities for him in 2017. As we reviewed his behavioral assessment results I asked him several questions including what drives and motivates him.  He …

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Roller-Coaster

Don’t Ride Alone On The Roller Coaster Of Life

One of the favorite pastimes in our family of 6 is riding roller coasters together. We created great family memories at one of the best roller coaster parks in the world at Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio. We haven’t made …

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