What is a Strategy?

To win at anything worthwhile you need a strategy. A strategy is an action plan involving a series of maneuvers for obtaining specific results. A good strategy consists of three elements: analysis, formulation and implementation. Forbes contributor, Sheryl Lyons turns managers into leaders by helping them understand what strategic planning is and how strategic planningContinue reading “What is a Strategy?”

Facing the Unknown

The term VUCA was originally used in wartime military situations when US forces found themselves encountering an unknown enemy. Similar situations happen in business, causing corporations to deal with unknown problems that were not anticipated. The consequences can sometimes be described as slowing down of productivity, missed deadlines or longer production schedules, delay in deliverables andContinue reading “Facing the Unknown”

How Personal Storytelling Can Improve Communication

Many leaders might be afraid to be vulnerable and are somewhat hesitant to increase their visibility. Others are trained to keep their personal lives, their humanity out of the office. Sandy Coletta chose a different path when she began her new role as President of Kent Hospital by introducing herself through a story. In her book,Continue reading “How Personal Storytelling Can Improve Communication”

Accomplishment Stories & Project-Based Learning

Closure is the step where you wrap up a lesson plan and help students organize the information in a meaningful way. This helps students better understand the concepts and provides a way in which they can apply it to the real-world. Once the students have made appropriate connections to the material, have them demonstrate howContinue reading “Accomplishment Stories & Project-Based Learning”