Achieving Business Excellence with John Spence

The Value of Discipline

A good friend sent me this article last week and I found it so insightful and helpful that I wanted to share it with you.  Read it slowly and carefully – there is some genuine wisdom in the next few paragraphs! Continue reading “The Value of Discipline” »

Strategic Execution Planning – the key to your success!

I was recently invited to return to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business for the fourth year in a row to teach a special class on strategic planning for the Securities Industry Institute. I called my contact a few months before the session to ask if it was possible to shift the class more from “strategic planning” to “strategic thinking” this year, but was surprised to find out that 98 executives had already signed up for the class based on the catalog description of it as “a solid look at how to write an effective strategic plan.” So, I decided to go back and take a hard look at the program and see if I could update it a bit and was surprised to have an epiphany of sorts…

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