What are you talking about at your planning sessions?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In a recent Success Magazine article, Robin Sorenson, founder of Firehouse Subs, said, “All conversations were about how we presented the brand. We focused on things we were really passionate about and everything ended up working out.”Think about that for a minute: every conversation (be it strategic or tactical) went back to the brand. As many experts will tell you, “branding is everything.”Sorenson elaborated on their brand-centric strategy by saying “It’s really all about our culture and matching our brand.” He noted that in their line of business, competitors can duplicate many things, “but not the Firehouse brand.”So when it comes to your strategic planning session, what are you talking about at your credit union or bank? Too much time is spent on the financials, past performance, data analysis and tactical plans. While those items certainly have their place if they become the centerpiece or dominant talking points your planning session is not focused on the right thing. continue reading »last_img read more

NPFL: Pillars Crush IfeanyiUbah in Kano

first_imgAs Rangers earn valuable away point in SagamuKano Pillars dealt a heavy blow on FC IfeanyiUbah’s title ambition yesterday when the Sai Masu Gida scored three un replied goals against the Anambra Warriors in a rescheduled Match-day 12 clash in Kano.The Nnewi team however remains in the top bracket of Group B in third spot on the log while the winning Kano side step one place up to No 4 in place of Go Round FC.In Group A where Enugu Rangers got a valuable one away goal in Sagamu against Remo Stars there is no change in the standing. Rangers and Lobi Stars are third and fourth, while Remo Stars and Niger Tornadoes are second and last from the bottom of the table.In Sagamu, players of the Flying Antelopes had to dig deep into their reservoir of talent to ward off a rampaging, Remo Stars F.C to cart away that precious point from the three available after a nail biting goalless draw in a re-scheduled NPFL encounter at the bumpy Gateway International Stadium.Coach Olugbenga Ogunbote wards who had put five past the Kennedy Boboye tutored side at the weekend in Enugu struggled to get into their grove in this fixture as lone attacker, Ifeanyi George was starved of supplies from the middle of the pack.The Remo boys led by impressive Victor Mbaoma ably assisted by Solomon John and Dare Shokunbi from the flanks were a constant threat to Rangers back line anchored around Isiaka Oladuntoye and Akpos Adubi who worked extra hard to snuff out dangers.Bright Silas and the traveling team of Rangers supporters, coaches and management crew went up in wild celebration on 28 minute after the pint sized winger reacted the quickest to stab home an Ifeanyi George’ sublime free kick the rebounded off the upright but the assistant referee ruled his effort offside.Attempts at both ends of the field were few but the host enjoyed a large percentage of possession of the ball while the visitors who found the bumpy pitch hard to contend with, resorted to careful clearances.As the game approached its climax, it became nervy for the visitors as the host recorded three goal scoring opportunities in quick successions but it all went over the bar to hand Rangers a precious point on the road.Coach Ogunbote said at the post match” “It was a very difficult match for us but we thank God for the result we were able to achieve. For me, I believe that it was two points dropped on one hand and one point gained on the other. The pitch was very difficult for my players and we had to resort to the wisest option to get a result. We continue our challenge and push for a top three finish.”Emmanuel Fabiyi, goalkeeper of Remo Stars who shipped in five goals in the reverse fixture said, “I feel so happy with the result. This was a nice game we played today with a lot of determination to win but we met a quality side and they showed character to contain us. They had the grace of God on them in the first leg and punished us which could have been worse but for some of my saves. We go back and work harder to search for points on the road to steady our push for survival.Rangers will at the weekend take on Niger Tornadoes at the Bako Kotangora Stadium, Minna in a Match day 13 fixture.RESCHEDULED MATCHES(Results)Remo Stars 0-0 RangersLobi Stars 2-2 TornadoesKano Pillars 3-0 IfeanyiUbahShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Mbarara City defeat Busoga United to register a second victory of the season on Tuesday

first_imgAction between Mbarara City and Busoga United on Tuesday. (PHOTO/Racheal Tebandeke)Uganda Premier LeagueMbarara City 2-1 Busoga UnitedLuzira PrisonsBrian Aheebwa and Paul Mucurezi scored for Mbarara to earn new coach, Paul Nkata a perfect start at the club.For the visitors, Ibrahim Mugulusi scored the consolation goal.Mbarara made their intentions known and Busoga’s goalkeeper Omedwa Rogers was the busiest player in the first 15 minutes of the game – The shot stopper kept out Mucurezi’s sixth minute shot before denying Ahebwa and Sseguja Swalik.The hosts’ continued pressure was rewarded in the 16th minute when Aheebwa nodded in from Paul Mucureezi’s cross.Few minutes after, Mbarara would have doubled their lead but unmarked Onyai Raymond shot over the bar.Busoga put up a commendable challenge to level matters but the efforts were in vain. Anthony Mayanja’s header rattled the woodwork while Joel Madondo fired far and wide.Busoga’s coach-Abby Bogere made an early change with Jeromey Kirya paving way for Tezikya Lawrence at the half hour mark.The visitors came back strong and halved the deficit in the 53rd minute with substitute Mugulusi who had replaced Madondo in 49th minute, scored a beauty in the top left corner outside the box after Mbarara failed  to clear away the corner.Ikara denied Mugulusi an equaliser from freekick as Mbarara survived a late Busoga United goal.Mucureezi was named the man of the match for an assist and a goal.Mbarara will visit Wakiso Giants on Friday, October 4th in their next game while Busoga host Villa SC.Lineups used.Mbarara City FC – Tom Ikara, Othieno Stephen, John Adriko, Bamba Soulyemane, Hillary Mukundane, Pistis Balenge, Ssegujja Swalik, Onyayi Raymond, Paul Mucurezi, Brian Aheebwa, Ibrahim Orit.Busoga United – Omedwa Rogers, Otwau Abubaker, Kawawulo Isma, Kakeeto Shafik, Muganga Douglas, Kasonko Gorge, Kirya Jeromey, Mayanja Anthony, Wani Ivan, Zirintusa Boban, Madondo Joel.Comments Tags: Bamba SoulyemaneBrian AheebwaHillary MukundaneIbrahim OritJohn AdrikoMabarara City FCOnyayi RaymondOthieno Stephenpaul mucureziPistis BalengeSsegujja SwalikTom Ikaralast_img read more