Strategy, Simplified

Management Consulted

The post Strategy, Simplified appeared first on Management Consulted. What sets great business leaders apart from merely good ones? What will cause us, as we navigate the daunting gap between good and great, to succeed or fail? Honestly, I don’t know. Books have been written on the topic, and … Continued. case studies

Strategy consulting 2018 compensation survey

Consultants Mind

Charles Aris – executive recruiter out of North Carolina – do a great job of placing ex-strategy consultants. The post Strategy consulting 2018 compensation survey appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Management consultants make good coin.

Strategy and the Board


Your strategic planning process and annual off-sites may be holding your directors back

Why Your Strategy May Fail

LSA Global

Do You Know Why Your Strategy May Fail? Not all strategies lead to results…even the best laid plans may not yield the outcomes you hope for. Only 10 Percent of Strategies Get Fully Executed. 9-out-of-10 strategies fail to meet expectations.

10 Principles of Customer Strategy


It's no longer enough to target your chosen customers. To stay ahead, you need to create distinctive value and experiences for them

The Explainer: Blue Ocean Strategy

Harvard Business

Strategy VideoMake the competition irrelevant.

The Reclamation of Strategy


Marketers can use big data to improve their strategic efforts

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Best Business Books 2016: Strategy


So it's no surprise that this year's three most compelling books on the topic of strategy touch on how to plan for, quantify, and cope with unpredictability -- in life, business, nature, and geopolitics. Business, like life, is inherently uncertain.

How Strategy Talk Creates Value


Investors appreciate hearing about a new CEO's strategic vision, and they respond by bidding up the stock price

A Guide to Customer Strategy


For more insight, read "10 Principles of Customer Strategy Ten principles that show how companies can position themselves for future customer success.

McKinsey: Testing your strategy

Consultants Mind

McKinsey, in a 2011 article entitled Have Your Tested Your Strategy Lately?, makes the very valid point that executives and leaders too often treat strategy as a ” procedural exercise or set of frameworks”, rather than a way of thinking through problems. McKinsey’s advice is to not look for the newest strategy fad or business guru, but instead… Read More » The post McKinsey: Testing your strategy appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

Creating a Strategy That Works


Companies with a record of sustained success may seem very different from one another, but they all have a common focus: using their distinctive capabilities to close the gap between strategy and execution.

Strategy&: Why is having the right strategy more important than ever?

Consultants Mind

The post Strategy&: Why is having the right strategy more important than ever? Consultant Strategy Videoappeared first on Consultant's Mind.

Why digital strategies fail


Most digital strategies don’t reflect how digital is changing economic fundamentals, industry dynamics, or what it means to compete. Companies should watch out for five pitfalls. Our Insights

Best Business Books 2015: Strategy


This year's best business books on strategy take divergent approaches to the fundamental challenge of how to develop the human capacity for innovation.

Best Business Books 2017: Strategy


This year's best business books on strategy focus to different degrees on the importance and practice of innovation, Ken Favaro writes.

A Guide to Strategy through Execution


For more insight, read "10 Principles of Strategy through Execution How to get the strategists and implementers in your company to work together effectively.

Is Your China Strategy Ready for Anything?


For many multinationals, making strategic planning and investment decisions for their business in China is more difficult than ever before. Yet MNCs have no choice but to be proactive, despite not knowing exactly what the future will look like and what challenges it will bring.

The Selfie Strategy


Should you make your company in your own image

The Strategy Lessons of a Long Hike


A punishing trek is a painful reminder to get your strategic fundamentals right

Top Ten Strategies of Highly Innovative Leaders

Cheryl Cran

The Top Ten Strategies of Highly Innovative Leaders Are: A highly innovative leader looks for connections everywhere, you might be surprised to know that Steve Jobs had a hard time explaining his vision for what he could ‘see, feel and taste’ but he had trouble communicating what he saw.

A Better Way to Engage Your Board on Strategy


Shaping strategy should be an ongoing team effort of the CEO and directors, not just an annual exercise

Aetna's Frugal Healthcare Strategy


The health insurer is leading the way for the reformation of the U.S. healthcare system by saving consumers money and testing innovative ideas

Lessons from the Strategy Crisis at Netflix


The thriving streaming business faces some fundamental questions about what business it is in

The Truth about Breakthrough Strategies


When your strategy is shackled to the annual planning process, you lose a uniquely powerful management tool

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5 Proven Follow Up Strategies for Consultants

Consulting Business

5 Proven Follow Up Strategies for Consultants is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Articles Consulting Clients Running a Consulting Business Sales and Consulting Consulting Sales Follow Up Strategies Sales for Consultants

4 Ways to Jump Start a Stalled Strategy

LSA Global

Do You Need to Jump Start a Stalled Strategy? IBM reports that less than 10% of strategies are effectively executed and our organizational alignment research finds that strategic clarity is 50% lower outside of the executive suite. Strategy Must Go Through Culture and People.

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Harvard Business

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing. The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their behavior, balanced scorecards are reformulated, and budgets are set aside to support initiatives that fit the new strategy. Many so-called strategies are in fact goals.

8 Strategy Questions to Minimize Confusion and Inaction

LSA Global

A clear, believable and implementable business strategy is the bedrock of a high performing organization. The best leaders begin by creating a business strategy that outlines clear and compelling choices about what actions to take and where to “play.”

How to Make Innovation Strategy Work


Aligning technological investments with business goals and understanding how they affect real users helps ensure a greater return on investment

Why Popular Strategies Always Fade


The business of strategy will continue to churn out the next big thing because strategy concepts provide a modicum of comfort in an uncertain, complex world. Perhaps most important, they know that new concepts never produce the essential characteristics of a great strategy

Banking's Biggest Hurdle: Its Own Strategy


Between 2008 and 2014, higher revenue growth correlated with a more focused strategy correlated with higher revenue growth for banks. Analysis of the 2007 crisis aftermath shows that financial-services institutions with a clear "way to play" and capabilities to match were better at weathering the storm. Banks seeking to thrive in the future should act accordingly

One Company, Two Identities, One Strategy


Large enterprises that operate both as a single entity and a business portfolio get the best of both worlds

The toddler strategy

Seth Godin Blog

Most people don't get too upset at anything a two-year-old kid says to them. That's because we don't believe that toddlers have a particularly good grasp on the nuances of the world, nor do they possess much in the way of empathy.

Make Your Strategy More Agile

Harvard Business

Organizations have begun to realize that it can also be applied to a traditionally slow function: strategy. Designed as a thoughtful multistakeholder process, strategy has long been the domain of careful deliberation based on a maximum amount of information. In a dynamic marketplace, the value of traditional strategy is diminishing. 5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For. Making strategy doesn’t have to be a slow process.

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The interim strategy

Seth Godin Blog

This interim strategy, the notion that ideals and principles are for later, but right now, all the focus and resources have to be put into the emergency of getting successful—it doesn't work.

Strategy for Success—Why Growth Is Not an Option

LSA Global

Can you think of any strategy for business success that does not depend upon growth? Today, a successful strategy often requires dedicated internal and external partners. Grow in the right direction for the right reasons with the right strategy and success will follow.

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Does Your Experience Strategy Need a Makeover?

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Companies, however, can’t rely on experience strategies of the past. Linear, episodically-designed, and static experience strategies can’t keep up with today’s always-on, hyper-connected customers.

Top 10 Strategies of Highly Effective Leaders

Cheryl Cran

Top 10 strategies of highly effective leaders. Strategy #2 – Replicates – a highly effective leader today knows that to get more done he or she needs to replicate his or her abilities to their team members. Strategy #4 – Inspires – a great leader doesn’t command, control or coerce.

Growth Strategies

Tom Spencer

Growth strategy begins with identifying the source of the problem – you will want to look at customers, products, the company and its competitors. They want to develop a growth strategy for the next five years.