Strategic Planning and Advisory Services
What is a leader without a plan? In today’s fast paced, complex business environment, strategic planning and trusted advisors are everything. For the tools you need to keep your business moving forward, trust Jay McDonald for actionable solutions and expert advice on how to best position your team going forward. Being competitive requires having a great plan, but staying ahead of the curve demands flawless execution.

What We Can Learn From An NFL Commentator

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As the former head football coach of the Oakland Raiders, a multiple Super Bowl champion, and infamous NFL sports commentator, when John Madden speaks, people listen. He’s since retired, but John’s wisdom still permeates. After years of working with all kinds of personalities on field and off, Mr. Madden was fond of saying, “There are […]

Never Underestimate The Importance Of “Getting Away”

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When most of us think of “getting away”, chances are that we envision a luxurious vacation in some sunny part of the world, relaxing, unwinding and taking a well deserved break. While that’s a surefire way to release stress and is probably also a healthy lifestyle choice, the “getting away” I’m referring to occurs right […]

The Business of Leaders is People

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A friend of mine once made a simple, yet profound statement when he said, “The business of leaders is people”. While leadership at all levels involves decision-making, strategy development and all that good stuff, it’s really about inspiring creativity, building confidence, and creating those opportunities for people to be the best they can be. Despite systems, processes […]

Trust and Transparency and the Mr. Magoo Mentality

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As leaders and as people, sometimes we can be blind to reality. Not unlike Mr. Magoo, the loveable, nearsighted cartoon character from the mid 1980’s, the failure to observe and acknowledge the facts often leads us to complicate relatively simple issues. As leaders and executive decision makers, our team counts on us to make the […]

How Does the Volatility of Today’s World Change How Businesses Develop and Execute Strategic Planning?

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For many businesses, the fast paced, volatile nature of the world today, highlights the need to learn how to not just survive, but thrive during uncertainty. However, for more than a few companies, it’s difficult to respond quickly and even more challenging to make decisions that are influenced by constantly changing factors. As a consequence, fundamental strategies […]

Board Positions & Designations

  • saltlake
  • imgres
  • gtaa
  • saltlake
  • compliance depot