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Peter Fairweather completes Higher Education Planning Certificate

Peter Fairweather completes Higher Education Planning Certificate

Last month, Peter Fairweather completed the Planning Institute of the Society of College & University Planning (SCUP).  The third of the three sessions for the Institute was held in Tempe, AZ.    According to SCUP, the Planning Institute is designed to integrate all manner of campus planning into a comprehensive, strategic approach.  “Strategic planning processes […]

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Liberty U. Knows Strategy

Liberty U. Knows Strategy

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ran a piece on an institution that has created and implemented a transformation strategy:  Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University.  Among other surprising facts, Liberty has the highest “on-line only” enrollment of any not-for-profit institution in the US.  The Chronicle reporter Jack Stripling attributes LU’s success to the following factors: Align […]

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Do You Suffer from Marketing Myopia?

Do You Suffer from Marketing Myopia?

Strategic thinking always comes down to answering two questions:  what business are we in?  Why are we good at it? Easy questions to ask.  Difficult to answer.  In fact, it is particularly easy to answer that first question incorrectly.  According to marketing guru Theodore Levitt, the answer comes down to understanding what your customers need, […]

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New Study:  Job Growth not Enough to Help Ailing Metros

New Study: Job Growth not Enough to Help Ailing Metros

According to a new study sponsored by the Fund for Our Economic Future, a foundation based in Northeast Ohio, economic development efforts that focus solely on job growth might lead to other problems for a local economy: Based on an analysis of a hundred and fifteen mid-size metropolitan areas between 1990 and 2011, What Matters […]

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Stop Setting Goals!

Stop Setting Goals!

That’s the advice from Harvard Business Review blogger Peter Bregman: The authors of a Harvard Business School working paper, Goals Gone Wild, reviewed a number of research studies related to goals and concluded that the upside of goal setting has been exaggerated and the downside, the “systematic harm caused by goal setting,” has been disregarded. […]

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Crowdsourcing Strategy

Crowdsourcing Strategy

The McKinsey Quarterly has a piece on organizations that have used wikis and other crowdsourcing technology to create open strategic planning processes (registration required).  As the article points out, this approach sometimes requires a change in the nature of leadership roles: Taking these principles to their logical conclusion suggests a shift in the strategic-leadership role […]

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