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Strategic Trends and the Role of Strategists

By LBL Strategies Team

By Jim Stockmal, Association for Strategic Planning Past President Strategic planners and strategists have for many years focused on environmental factors that may impact their organization either positively or negatively. Whether using a classical PESTEL model – that is the political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal factors – or strategic foresight, we have often considering these macro trends as …

Preparing for Association for Strategic Planning Certification

By LBL Strategies Team

Achieving Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) industry level certification signals you are a well-rounded and accomplished strategy professional. That said, passing an industry level professional certification exam can be stressful, expensive and time consuming; especially balancing work demands or looking for career opportunities. As you begin to prepare for your certification exam follow these tips to ensure success: Become a …

The Best Ways for Strategy Professionals to Earn PDUs for PMP Certification

By LBL Strategies Team

For professionals in charge of strategic planning and management, having a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can certainly be a boon to your resume and your career. But now that you’ve earned it, you have to keep it! What are some of the best ways to make sure you’re continuously earning the PDUs, or Professional Development Units, that you need …

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Companies Are Strategic When They Understand the Process

By LBL Strategies Team

“The best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew” (Robert Burns, “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough”, 1785) If poet Robert Burns were a CEO in today’s operating environment, we expect he’d use that line…often. In fact, is there a better way to manage expectations for a strategic plan with leaders …

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LBL Strategies Endorsed as Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute

By LBL Strategies Team

Chicago, IL: The Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association, named LBL Strategies as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). The R.E.P. title corroborates that LBL Strategies met PMI’s rigorous standards for quality criteria for course content, instructor qualifications, and instructional design. The Project Management Institute’s network of registered education providers is approved to deliver professional education …

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LBL Celebrates Another Successful Boot Camp Session in Dubai

By LBL Strategies Team

Dubai was such a great experience for LBL last May that we had to go back! This time we sent our President, Randall Rollinson, to train a new batch of strategy professionals. Equipped with our new and improved Mastering Strategy Boot Camp program, Randall and 16 professionals from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uganda spent five days learning together …

AI in Strategic Management

The State of Artificial Intelligence & Business Strategy

By LBL Strategies Team

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a popular topic in the realm of business. From predicting IT failures to which new song will become a hit, AI presents many exciting opportunities. This begs the question: how is AI affecting the most critical element of any business — its strategy? MIT Sloan Management Review recently partnered with The Boston Consulting Group to …

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What is Strategic Management?

By LBL Strategies Team

We use the term “strategic management” often, but what exactly does it mean? To some, it might seem obvious, but the reality is that the term has a lot underneath the surface that is worth unpacking. To understand what strategic management is from a base level, let’s turn to our friends at the Association of Strategic Planning (ASP) who define …

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Three Lessons in Effective Leadership from Elon Musk

By LBL Strategies Team

Part 2 of our blog series. Elon Musk is a unique person. The CEO of his own space exploration company, Space X, and the genius behind the premium car brand, Tesla, Musk is constantly pushing the edge of what’s possible. Often referred to half-jokingly as a real-life Iron Man, Musk seems to always be on the forefront of technology and …