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It must end in Action!

Don’t call it Compression Planning® unless you plan to take Action! One of the struggles we hear from some graduates of the Compression Planning® Institute is We never seem to get past the FOCUS stage in the Master Planning Model. What can we do differently to make it through the entire model?” Here are my [...]

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How Acroynms Can Derail Decision Making

XYZ…PDQ Acronyms…they start at such an early age and are a part of our culture – personal and professional.  Everyone faces acronyms.  Absolutely everyone.  You can count on it.  And they can drive members of your Compression Planning® (CP) sessions nuts. Most CP sessions have people from many disciplines including both inside and outside the [...]

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Out-Listen Your Competition – Compression Planning Application

“Using Compression Planning to Out-Listen Your Competition” As I was going through our archives, I came across this BrainTrain.  Knowing a lot of you are using Compression Planning with your clients, I hope you find the words of Garett Trumpower to be inspiring and insightful into how YOU can use Compression Planning with your clients. [...]

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Developing Actionable Ideas

“Developing Actionable Ideas: Spinning/Churning” One of the cornerstones of Compression Planning is the concept of “Spinning/ Churning.” I believe this is possibly the hardest concept for people to master. When done well, it also serves as the greatest form of Compression you can get from your planning efforts. First, what is spinning/churning? It’s the art [...]

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