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Innovation Process Outline

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My PATH Worksheet

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The PATH Outline

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Cornerstone PATH’s manifesto.

JMT Leadership Game

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​There is no success without succession: Every start has a first step, followed by a second, then a third, and more. Your plan may launch slowly and build increasing momentum — moving it the right direction often quickly becomes self-fulfilling prophecy. This is a hallmark of a great plan. 

Plans are dreams with a deadline. Powerful plans gain their power from being connected to action today. This is what makes the Cornerstone PATH so effective: it helps you take action and gain traction. Our planning process connects your ultimate vision/goals to the project’s launch right now. Even more, it helps you identify critical first steps and milestones, as well as measures of “on track” or “off track.” Great plans have feedback loops built into them, providing a GPS to navigate through inevitable changes and unexpected turns that occur during every project’s execution. 

Plans need decision and evaluation points for course corrections … a mandatory event in plan execution and review to ensure time is used efficiently and effectively.


Vision and plan are certainly essential ingredients, but we are shaped by what we did yesterday and defined by what we do today. It is easy for project leaders to confuse activity with momentum; thus, we serve clients by helping them take action that’s based on priorities, not merely urgency. So the bright choices today lead to brilliant results tomorrow.

Get into action today — even in a small way, get a win, and start building momentum on your key new project.


TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More. All things of value in this life happen with and through people. Who will be involved in your journey and the key actions related to this project or goal’s attainment? 

We serve our clients by helping them select the winning team members today, as well as find the members needed tomorrow as the project completes the essential action steps along the PATH.


You have to hit your numbers — and fast. In retailing, speed is the name of the game. This has always been true, and is especially so in today’s hyper-competitive and quickly transforming retail landscape. 

We serve our clients by helping them insert discipline and sense of urgency, in each of the next action steps.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

–Abraham Lincoln