Finding Your Forte
Strategic Articulation for organizations to collaboratively frame and deliver on their purpose
for·tay (fôr′tā′, fôrt) n. 1 Something in which a person excels. 2 A passage that is loud and played with force or is marked to be so. Your Forte is where your strengths and gifts meet your passions in a way that rewards you and serves your purpose to bring your greatest impact. In other words, your purpose if fulfilled by doing 1 -what you love, 2 -what you're good at in a way that 3 -rewards you The brightest thinking to drive strategic plans usually rests within the purpose and passions of its leaders. If you're bringing someone in to recommend a strategy heavily influenced from the outside, you're overlooking the best bank of knowledge and its right under your nose. It's more important that a strategy is facilitated to come from multiple, often disparate and ranging views - not recommended from a bright outsider. Take the pulse of your stakeholders before you huddle leaders to frame a new strategy. People can't build what they can't see. Vision snapshots are imperative. Give room for all of them. From Think Big to Start Small. These guiding principles can help you articulate one vision to take forward and build that has been bought into in the making of it. - Reggie Hammond, Founder and Managing Partner, Your Crescendo Organizations realize their purpose when their mission is well articulated, vision-casted and action-planned in an intentional way. I've been fortunate to facilitate and lead development of strategic plans through out the duration of my 20+ year career from consulting to coaching and facilitation. I've learned a few critical success drivers along the way. Many organizations make significant investments in strategic plans that are eventually wasted when that beautiful document is placed in a pretty binder and placed on the shelf - never to be activated or realized.
What is Your Forte?
Your Forte Needs a Plan
Monuments need a Blueprint
Companies need a Strategy
You need Your Forte
Symphonies need a Composition
Why You Need Your Forte
Stronger business and career performance
Your Most Organic Success
Engagement and Fulfillment
Leadership from Your Strength
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HOW WE ARTICULATE STRATEGIES
OUR STRATEGIC ARTICULATION APPROACH
Purpose / Mission What We're Going To Do
VISION What We Will See When We Get There
Core Values What’s important and why
Key Stakeholders interviews
Vision Snapshots - Photos from the future
Headline Indicators What to measure so we know we're making progress.
Passions What we love to do
Differentiators • What we must do differently • How we are different in our markets
Strengths What we do well
Motivations What rewards us
Strategic Priorities What we will focus on right away
Critical Initiatives What projects will this require
Action Plan with Action Items What tasks, resources, and timing
OTHER THOUGHT LEADERS ON PURPOSE AND STRATEGY
People Don't Buy What You Do, They Buy Why You Do It
The essential strategic difference between the good-to-great and comparison companies lay in two fundamental distinctions. First, the good-to-great companies founded their strategies on deep understanding along three key dimensions—what we came to call the three circles. Second, the good-to-great companies translated that understanding into a simple, crystalline concept that guided all their efforts. 1. What you can be the best in the world at 2. What drives your economic engine. 3. What you are deeply passionate about.
- Simon Sinek
- Jim Collins, Author of Good to Great
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ABOUT YOUR CRESCENDO
Our Programs Your Crescendo is committed to it's mission to get the world on purpose with impact. We do so through a range of talent and leadership development offerings. We focus on strategic planning at the individual, team and organization level that aligns clients with their purpose as an individual and organizational growth strategy.
A Moving Performance To bring it’s’ most inspired performance, a symphony must have talented musicians that are at their best, well rehearsed and all engaged on the experience it is looking to inspire for its audience. Our mission is to orchestrate an inspired performance for maestros, instrument sections and musicians to bring their best performance.
Building High Performing Teams • Team Retreats • Forums • Strategic Planning Facilitation Finding Your Forte • Group Coaching • Speaker Series
Finding Your Forte • One-on-One Coaching
Leadership on Purpose • Leadership Development • Executive / Leadership Coaching
Placement on Purpose • Talent Acquisition
• Full-Time Roles • Consultants and Contractors
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