Strategic Planning

Understanding your competitive advantage

Similar to the previous post, understanding the form of competitive advantage your organization or products hold is another critical component of forming a growth strategy, in combination with market growth potential, as well as lagging performance indicators such as profit generated. Along the same lines, here is a rating methodology Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Benefits of strategy mapping

Strategy maps take a fair bit of work to “dial in”. The question many leaders have is whether it is worth the effort. I think: yes! If leaders understand all of the inter-dependencies within the strategy (already), building a strategy map will take about 5 minutes. The fact that it Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Outside the pack

I’m just going to go ahead and say it: Anything that is part of your strategic vision, and the directional statements that ian’t UNIQUE (vision, mission, values, objectives, strategies) is just noise; both to your employees and to your customers. Well-crafted visions always offer up clearly unique directional information about Read more…

By Kirk, ago