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How To Execute Your Strategy

  “Culture will eat strategy for breakfast every day” stated by Peter Drucker.  You can have the best strategy, yet if the people don’t want to do it, they won’t!  Execution, execution, execution – how do we make that happen?  All the companies I am working with are showing dramatic growth!  Which leads to weak […]

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    New Competitive Strategy – Knowledge

    You have completed your strategic plan for 2018-2020, you have created the best BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal), you know your Hedgehog (Passion, best at, Economic Engine) and you’re target market is clearly segmented – now what?  Execute, Execute, Execute…Execute what?  You have clearly identified your 0ne year and 90 Rocks (boulders only the executive […]

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      A CEO Cannot Run A Company Alone…

      It’s all about a series of Missions (short term assignments) where there is a start and an end. Today’s business environment demands innovative solutions executed rapidly and precisely by people working well together. An effective leader must be able to rally a team and lead it to its goal, successfully navigating obstacles along the way. […]

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        That’s a Game Changer…

        Strategy is about hitting the target in the center every time!  Recently, I was asked to review a couple of strategic plans  because they weren’t getting the results they had hoped for.  Some might say it is all in the execution.  Some would say the strategy isn’t right.  Some would say we have the wrong […]

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          What causes misalignment?

          1. Too many new ideas, no habits are formed for a strong foundation. 2. Lack of strategic framework. A framework helps you place new knowledge into the proper category, discipline or function. 3. Lack of a process, most organizations have not developed a process for the integration of new ideas or knowledge into the organization. […]

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            How To Be an Efficient and Effective CEO

            PART II: The One-to-One: How to Coach Your Direct Reports This is the second in a three-part series on how CEO’s can become more focused, efficient and effective in their role as CEO. Part one is The Six Essential Roles of the CEO. In today’s business environment, one of the most important roles CEOs can […]

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              What Is Your Competitive Advantage? …your people!

              Evolution of Growth… Strategic planning is the ‘what’ people do together to create a future.  Culture is ‘why’ people want to associate with you to create that future together.  We can have a strategic plan that may be the best and greatest direction but if the people don’t want to help you it won’t happen.  […]

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                Why Metrics Matter, How Do You Decide Which Ones?

                Over the years I have never been much on metrics person.  Increasing market share was the main goal, through focusing on customer and product mix.  I have been working in strategic planning for 30 years and metrics were never much used in strategic planning.   The past few years I have changed and have seen […]

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                  Is Your Strategy Executable?

                  Recently there seems to be quite a bit of discussion around strategy execution, strategy design, and culture all as separate distinct items.  When actually they are related and connected at the hip.  It is when we separate them that they don’t work so well.  We cannot look at them in isolation. There are excellent tools […]

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                    What are the American Automakers Really Good At?

                      There has been much commentary over the past few weeks about the Detroit bankruptcy activity.  Some blame it on the automotive industry, as most things it is not just one thing that forces someone to turn to bankruptcy it is a combination of issues over many years.  There was an article in USA Today […]

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