Category: Goals

How to Make Strategic Planning Smart and Simple

We hear a lot about strategic planning these days….but does it work? Often we hear; my business is doing fine…I got here without a strategic plan…why bother? The answer; because your competitors are…and they are looking for ways to grow their business…which means taking business away from yours. Strategic planning is the process of creating… Read more »

Mastering Your Mindset

by Michele Parrish At Parrish Partners, we believe in leading with your strengths and focusing on “that one thing” that holds you back to in order to get to a higher performance state.  For a large percentage of people, “that one thing” is “mindset”.  What is mindset?  Think of it as the overall philosophy or… Read more »

Forging Ahead to Fall

by Norman Lanier, Ph.D, Corporate Psychologist & Executive Coach Autumn, or Fall, is the third of the four seasons in those areas that have four seasons, and is a transitional time (September 24-December 22) from the sunshine, heat and glory of summer to the darkness, cold and bleakness of winter. Those of us who live or have… Read more »

That One Thing (TOT) Part 2

That One Thing (TOT) Part 2 What Holds You Back? by Michele Parrish During my career as an operations leader in the high tech industry, I experienced the tremendous value of applying Theory of Constraints to optimize manufacturing operations. Eli Goldratt was actually a physicist who developed the theory and defined it in a seminal… Read more »

Embrace 2016!

  A new year is a “temporal landmark” (a phrase coined by social scientists)—a point in time for a fresh start and a chance to begin again. In our businesses, we build new budgets, refresh/add to strategic plans, and hopefully, look at our own resources and skillsets to think about how they need to shift…. Read more »