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Category: Planning

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Leading Meetings Effectively

Effective Meetings Can Save Billions

How to conduct a meeting is accomplished by a small amount of deliberate practice and training and will save significant costs to the business. Businesses are spending billions on meetings and do little to improve them. In this post you will begin your exploration of effective meeting strategies.

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Rubric of Performance

Rubric of Performance

Educational Rubrics Educational institutions have long struggled with performance evaluation of employees. They have succeeded, however, with developing some useful rubrics to evaluate the performance of students. Rubrics provide a vertical set of performance criteria against horizontal measures of effectiveness. They tend to work best when the evaluation is complex and somewhat subjective–when students may […]

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Exit and Succession Planning

Exit and Succession Planning

    Exit and Succession planning are big topics on our Tuesday show with Tom Siders and Jeff Johnson. Gary Cohen and Rick Diamond from CO2 Partners Join Jeff Johnson on The Business Forum Show. Have you ever heard the amazing story behind ACI Telecentrics, Inc and its founding partners, Rick and Gary? What was there […]

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Strategic Planning Data Analysis

Strategic Planning Data Analysis

When doing a strategic plan, you may be faced with mountains of data. How you use the data from many different surveys is critical to the outcome of your strategic plan. You will have to sort what is relevant from what is irrelevant. Many of you may already have your eyes glazing over just from […]

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Mission Statement Video

Mission Statement Video

In order to help clients understand what a mission statement is and how to create one, CO2 Partners has put together this Mission Statement Video. The mission statement is our statement of purpose. It describes why we exist as an organization. It tells us what we exist to do and what we will not do. […]

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Half-Life of a Strategic Plan

Half-Life of a Strategic Plan

  A dear friend of mine came over a few months ago for a glass of wine and asked me, “What’s the half-life of a strategic plan?” She’d just completed one with her team. Everyone voted to implement it immediately, and yet one executive began to stray from it within a couple of days! “Half-life” […]

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Leadership and Management

Motorcycle Leadership: What you S.E.E. is what you get

Your leadership and management skills can be dramatically improved by taking a page out of the motorcycling playbook. This past weekend I took a training course in how to drive a motorcycle from Rider Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota. To say I stretched myself would be an understatement. I was left fatigued at the end of each 9 hour day. […]

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Decision Making: The Seven Levels of Energy

Decision Making: The Seven Levels of Energy

We don’t often consider the way decision making is driven by energy: anabolic (positive) and catabolic (negative).

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Grave

How will you measure your life?

“The final mystery is oneself” — Oscar Wilde Would you spend the rest of your life following the notions of a 12-year-old child? Probably not. Why is it then that people feel attached to the life trajectory and vision they formed at that age? When we’re young and imagining our futures, we don’t understand the […]

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how to prepare for a meeting

How to Prepare for a Meeting: Step #8

How to Prepare for a Meeting The first seven steps to prepare for a meeting are: 1. Set a clear and achievable goal for the meeting How to Prepare for a Meeting: Steps #1 & 2 that is in line with the organization’s vision and mission 2. Choose the appropriate type of meeting: decision-making, informational, […]

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How to prepare for a meeting

How to Prepare for a Meeting: Steps #5-7

The first four steps of  how to prepare for a meeting are: 1. Set a clear and achievable goal for the meeting that is in line with the organization’s vision and mission [How to Prepare for a Meeting: Steps #1 & 2] 2. Choose the appropriate type of meeting: decision-making, informational, motivational, or creative [How […]

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how to prepare for a meeting

How to Prepare for a Meeting: Step #4

How to Prepare for a Meeting The first three steps of meeting preparation are: 1. Set a clear and achievable goal for the meeting How to Prepare for a Meeting: Steps #1 & 2 that is in line with the organization’s vision and mission 2. Choose the appropriate type of meeting: decision-making, informational, motivational, or creative […]

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How to Prepare for a meeting

How to Prepare for a Meeting: Step #3

How to Prepare for a Meeting Once you have a clear and achievable goal for the meeting How to Prepare for a Meeting: Steps #1 & 2 that is in line with the organization’s vision and mission, and you’ve chosen the appropriate type of meeting, selecting the right participants ought to be easy! Sadly, it’s not. […]

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How to prepare for a meeting

How to Prepare for a Meeting: Steps #1 & 2

How to prepare for a meeting is important for all employees and critical for any manager or leader. Step by step process that will improve your meeting preparation and wow your co-workers

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Leadership Vision

Leadership Must Look in the Past to See the Future

Leaders who want to see far into the future, look first into the past. Is this a habit that needs nurturing?

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