We often think about strategic planning as a one or two-day event that involves some crucial steps: Validating your mission, vision, values Doing a SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats) analysis Thinking BIG about what you want to become Identifying 3-5 vital strategic initiatives that will take you to this future place These four steps are…

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Too often I see organizations that keep getting in their way. They celebrate mediocre performance, average results, and incremental growth. Occasionally I find an organization that is satisfied in just cruising slowly into obsolescence, not willing to admit what is happening to the company. Today’s competitive, fast paced business climate does not tolerate medeocracy for…

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As you move into our strategic  planning and budgeting cycles there are three must-haves when crafting a successful future for your credit union: A Plan for Transformation – Strategic Plans should be designed to transform the organization. If the culture is, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” then don’t waste your time and money…

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