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Sustaining Success: Turning the Flywheel

Leaders and managers feel pressure to succeed. The pressure may arise from within, in the form of professional pride, personal ambition or a particular dimension of one’s personality. It may originate from the organizational context that provides a series of interlocking expectations. In the club

Taking Strategy Off the Shelf

Developing a good strategic plan is one thing, but implementing it is another. A club’s strategic plan will clearly define a club’s mission by identifying the four club aspects of: Who it serves What it must provide What quality level it must achieve What makes

Strategic Planning for Today: Putting a Plan into Action

Strategic plans allow clubs to operate from a thoughtful, engaged disposition. Without these plans, clubs are more vulnerable to responding reactively to challenges without consideration of mid- and long-term consequences. What Do Strategic Plans Do? According to professional services company Accenture, a strategic plan serves

Butler Country Club: Building a Path to the Future

Butler is a 200-year-old Western Pennsylvania city 35 miles from Pittsburgh. It is home to 14,000 residents who relish the small-town vibe and proximity to a thriving metropolis. Since the early 1800s, Butler has been home to many family-owned farms and has a diversified economic

Comprehensive Workforce Planning

The inception of Farmington 2027, the strategic plan that is guiding Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va., to its 100th anniversary, provided the perfect opportunity to organize our staffing strategies into a comprehensive workforce planning initiative, which we launched as Farmington Workforce Planning 2027. This initiative was based

Your Club’s Future: Why Strategy Matters

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t

Taking the Long View: The Cosmos Club

What’s in a name? Identity? History? Mission? For private clubs, a name often signals a geographical location, like the Country Club of Springfield. Or it announces a focused activity such golf or yachting. Sometimes it attaches to an important institution, such as a university or