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Assessments & Strategic Planning

Assessments

Our assessment protocols begin with a structural assessment of what usable data is already available in the organization from mission statements and articulations of core values to strategic plans and applicable policies/programs.  We then work with the client to determine what additional information they need in order to move forward with a clear and comprehensive strategic planning process.  Our assessment protocols vary by industry and client, and they include quantitative tools such as surveys, qualitative tools such as focus groups and individual interviews and other data gathering tools such as structured observations, client/customer interviews, and field studies.

Strategic Planning

We utilize an integrated and comprehensive strategic planning model that begins with the organization’s overall mission, vision, values and, strategic priorities.

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    Theodore Roosevelt
  • Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.

    Madame De Stael
  • Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.

    James Surowiecki
  • When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

    Charles Evan Hughes
  • America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.

    Louis D. Brandeis
  • I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.

    Woodrow Wilson
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity.They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

    Michel de Montaigne
  • Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

    Malcolm Forbes
  • Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

    Walter Lippmann
  • Diversity creates dimension in the world.

    Elizabeth Ann Lawless
  • Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs.

    Leo Tolstoy
  • Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.

    Herbert Hoover
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.

    Mahatma Gandhi
  • It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

    Albert Einstein
  • Differences challenge assumptions.

    Anne Wilson Schaef
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    Mikhail Gorbachev
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    Tony Robbins
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald
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    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.

    Audre Lorde
  • Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

    Albert Einstein
  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
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    Kevin Smith
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    Isaac Asimov
  • Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.

    Thomas Jefferson