Strategic planning sessions are fun (or at least they should be). You examine your successes and failures, brainstorm new initiatives to grow, put timelines together and wrap it all up with a pretty PowerPoint presentation. You strategize, you plan, you prioritize.And sometimes, then you drift.Strategic plans face many obstacles when it comes to success: external threats, unexpected economic downtowns, unfortunate staffing challenges, etc. There are several ways you can lose strategic momentum or fail to reach your goals. But one of the greatest traps you must avoid is the strategic plan drift.As Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine and author of The Entrepreneur Rollercoaster says, “You see, we don’t fall off course, we drift off course. We don’t fall off our workout schedule, our diet, our resolutions, our goals—we drift.”He goes on to say, “We drift ever so slightly and slowly without realizing it. Then a while down the road, we finally regain consciousness, only to realize we are completely off course.”Once your plan is crafted, then the tasks of running your credit union or bank can easily dominate your daily routine. You don’t intend to drift, but somehow you fall off your desired path. So how do you avoid having your strategic initiatives drift? Here are four ways to not fall into that trap. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The Reds are two points behind City but will play their game in hand tonight before hosting Bournemouth on Sunday while the Sky Blues go to Swansea.Tonight is West Hams last ever game at Upton park and Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says that’s an advantage for the hosts.Meanwhile in Transfer news, Germany defender Mats Hummels will move from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich. The 27 year old has signed a 5 year deal.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are set for the NPHL Finals either the Falher Pirates or the High Prairie Regals.The Flyers, who were last on the ice February 15th for a 6-4 win over Grande Prairie, advanced to the league finals after Dawson Creek fell to the Athletics last weekend eliminating both teams from the playoffs. The Pirates can win their best-of-seven series tonight against High Prairie, as they lead the series 3-0.“Both are very offensive teams,” said General Manager Lee Hartman. “Falher has added a bunch of Spirit River Rangers so they have a bunch of playoff experience and I think that will push them to the finals. It will be a tough final with the teams three and a half hours apart. Tuesday and Thursday’s games will be hard to get the full team out for the trips.”- Advertisement -Puck drop on the NPHL finals gets underway on March 3rd, at the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m.