Do Ask, Do Tell

Do Ask, Do Tell

Many clients approach us when they think their organization is ready to grow. They want a strategic plan to map out all the wonderful new things they intend to do and can’t wait to get going. At Bloom this is when we hit “pause” – because before we barrel into the future, there’s something we should do first.

3 Early Pitfalls to Avoid when Strategic Planning

3 Early Pitfalls to Avoid when Strategic Planning

Does this sound familiar? Someone says he wants to change his life, but then gets in the way of his own well-intentioned goals. What’s true of a weight-loss plan or an earnest effort to improve a relationship is also true of a good-faith desire to engage in strategic planning – sometimes clients can be their own worst enemies.  In this blog, we highlight red flags that may be present before strategic planning even gets underway – and which must be addressed and resolved for a successful planning process and outcome.

5 Keys to Successful Strategic Planning

5 Keys to Successful Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning. It’s a familiar term, but what does it really mean? At Bloom, we often meet prospective clients who have a sense they want a new direction for their organization, and think a strategic plan might be the way to do that, but are unsure what a strategic planning process really involves or yields.