Monthly Archives: January 2013

Strategic Execution – Please Stop Innovating

Want more real breakthroughs faster in your firm or department? Here’s an easy way:  stop “innovating” so much. That counter-intuitive approach is the unavoidable conclusion of a fresh look at how most firms approach innovation.  You’re probably making one or

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How to Form a Strategic Advisory Board

What can a private company do, to harness the kind of intellectual firepower that most of us can’t even access in our wildest dreams? Recruit an Advisory Board. Public companies have — or are supposed to have — boards of

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Four Steps to Faster, Better Strategic Planning

For ten years, Jill struggled to make a profit. At over $8 million in sales, her specialty call center should have been providing her with annual profits of 8-12% or between $640,000 and a million dollars. Instead she paid herself

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Three Strategy Insights for Small Business

Good strategy lets you outmaneuver your bigger competitors. Bad strategy can sink your business. Here are three insights you can use to harness strategic thinking and planning for your small business: Have a Strategy Kernel Build a complete strategy from

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