Strategic Planning

The real test of strategy

Is the real test of whether your branding and competitive strategy are implemented well: 1) Whether your leadership all agree 2) Your department plans all align 3) Your line managers all understand it 4) Even operational employees know what it is 5) Every employee knows how to live it out, Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Getting real about sacred cows

In refining the corporate focus to maximize organizational resources to support successful strategy execution, you will undoubtedly encounter many sacred cows along the way. (Sacred cows: An idea, custom, or institution held, esp. unreasonably, to be above criticism) So how do you differentiate (sort out your herd) between the things Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Turning up the heat

Senior leaders have a choice in how they portray their business environment; whether they lead with opportunity or fear based management. Some choose to paint the most optimistic view possible, while others maintain a “sky is falling” backdrop whenever possible. The implications of both choices are significant, and there are Read more…

By Kirk, ago