Partners In Change Blog

Success Is a Journey

Richard St. John believes that success isn’t a one-way climb up the business mountain. It’s a circular journey that requires the consistent application of eight key principles. In his 4-minute TED Talk, you’ll hear about he regained business success by remembering to...

Peer Learning

by Harry Robinson Have you ever asked someone for advice? Of course, you have. Everyone asks for advice for just about everything in life. How to be happier. How to be healthier. How to make friends and find love. How to live financially independent lives. But in the...

Strategic Budgets: Critical for Strategic Planning

Strategic Budget A strategic budget is a high-level forecast of income and expenses that helps a business identify future financial needs and plans based on expected profit, expenses and cash flow. If a business doesn't have the budget to support its strategic plan,...

Only the Brave Implement

Fact: Less than 15% of companies track strategic outcomes. Are you kidding me? Over 70% of organizations struggle with execution according to a recent article from the Harvard Business Review entitled Why Strategy Execution Unravels - and What to Do About It. Here are...

Creating a Culture of Profit

By: Daniel P. McNeil One of the hottest topics in business today is culture. And for good reason. Research suggests the more constructive the culture, the higher the profit margin and the more stable the profit over time. You don’t have to look far to see this in...

The Leaders Rule of Three

Recently I heard a great message while quietly sitting in the church pew! It reminded me of the responsibility we have as leaders of our organizations. Thank you Chad, at Horizon Community Church, for making me think differently about the Laws of Leadership. Rule #1:...

PinC is Hiring a Marketing Manager

Goal: Successfully develop and implement the marketing initiatives and communication strategies consistent with the firm’s vision, goals, and client needs Qualifications: 3-5 years of professional marketing experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or...

Seeking Organizational Development Consultant

Partners in Change, LLC is seeking an organizational development consultant to work with our clients to build leadership team culture.  As we work with clients to craft their strategy, we often find they need help with identifying and developing a cohesive team to...

3 Life Lessons

by Darcy Bien My father, who was a huge influence in my life, recently passed away.  So to honor him, here are 3 life lessons from my dad that have been reinforced by the passionate, successful leaders I have worked with during my career: Be a Lifetime Learner - When...

Strategy In Motion

Only the Brave Implement

Fact: Less than 15% of companies track strategic outcomes. Are you kidding me? Over 70% of organizations struggle with execution according to a recent article from the Harvard Business Review entitled Why Strategy Execution Unravels - and What to Do About It. Here are...

Knowing Your Primary Customer

I attended an insightful workshop at my 15th Harvard Business School reunion, Seven Strategy Questions by Professor Robert Simons.  He started by making 3 propositions: Successful strategic execution requires tough, uncomfortable choices based on simple logic and...

The Leaders Rule of Three

Recently I heard a great message while quietly sitting in the church pew! It reminded me of the responsibility we have as leaders of our organizations. Thank you Chad, at Horizon Community Church, for making me think differently about the Laws of Leadership. Rule #1:...

PinC is Hiring a Marketing Manager

Goal: Successfully develop and implement the marketing initiatives and communication strategies consistent with the firm’s vision, goals, and client needs Qualifications: 3-5 years of professional marketing experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or...

Seeking Organizational Development Consultant

Partners in Change, LLC is seeking an organizational development consultant to work with our clients to build leadership team culture.  As we work with clients to craft their strategy, we often find they need help with identifying and developing a cohesive team to...

Strategic Planning Training Dates for 2014 Released

Dates for the first Internal Strategic Planner (ISP) training session of 2014 have been released: February 14 and March 14 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Location: TBD Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently seeking to fill 3-4 open spots (industry exclusive)....

Operationalizing Strategy

Excerpt: It has probably happened in your organization. Plans are made in a one or two day marathon planning session, then the team disperses to return to their regular day jobs... with the best of intentions to follow through on completing the action items assigned...

5 Tips for Strategic Planning Success

So, you have decided to commit to strategic planning! Yeah, but you are unsure where to start. With a little guidance, and understanding of our basic five tips, you'll be able to get moving right away. Here are the five tips for your company to consider now!...

How to Succeed in Strategic Planning

SIDEBAR: What is strategy? Competitive strategy is about being different. It means to deliberately choose a different set of activities to deliver a unique mix of value.After more than 10 years of working with companies on their strategic planning initiatives, we have...

Top 3 Reasons Strategic Plans Fail

I am sure many of you have updated their strategic plan for this year or are in the process…  right??  Remember, good plans need to be assessed and updated as internal and external factors change. As you think about your strategic planning “process” this year, I...

Don’t Just Talk About Change, Show It

Congratulations to our strategic planning client, Sur-Seal, who stepped out of the box and earned a profile in a New York Times article, titled "Don't Just Talk About Change, Show It" showcasing their newly created visual workplace. Here's a little background: In...

Is your Strategy in Motion?

Strategy in Motion (SIM) relates to our belief that strategy is not a one time project, it's an ongoing process that is in need of monitoring. Whether you are engaged with a strategic planning consultant or you are running your strategy with internal resources, clear...

Six Questions to Help Identify Your Core Strategy

Is your leadership is aligned with your company's strategy? Do you have the right people implementing? Are your initiatives for 2012 preparing your company for success! All these questions and more determine whether your core strategy is aligned. In an effort to...