3 Fs to Strategic Planning

3 Fs to Strategic Planning

Growth-minded banks and credit unions make a considerable investment of time, energy and resources in their strategic planning process. Join On The Mark Strategies founder and president Mark Arnold as he discusses the “3 Fs to Strategic...
Focusing on What’s Really Important

Focusing on What’s Really Important

Strategic plans mean different things to different people. Obviously, you’ll have a great diversity of opinion at the average strategic planning table. The CEO is pulling for one thing, the CFO another and marketing for something probably entirely different. One...
Growth Is Not a Strategy

Growth Is Not a Strategy

Ahh, strategic planning. That fun time of year when every bank and credit union gathers its key leadership team and stakes-out a roadmap for the future. Goals are discussed, dreams are debated and (hopefully) most folks leave the table feeling heard and that at least...
Strategic Plan Ownership is Key

Strategic Plan Ownership is Key

Okay, great. So you’ve had a strategic planning session. Everyone sat around a big table, talked a lot, shared ideas, got down in the weeds about controversial topics and maybe even worked with an outside moderator. You’ve got your plan, printed in full color on...
Your Strategic Plan Isn’t Important

Your Strategic Plan Isn’t Important

Get your attention? Good – I hope so. Now that you have had a moment to catch your breath, let me explain. British statesman Sir Winston Churchill said: “Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.” You’d be hard-pressed to find truer...