Leading firms have found that the clarity they achieve with a brief, focused strategic plan can actually do much more than align management. It also makes it possible to drive revenue by making everyone happier.
It can be hard to sell an intangible service like consulting. It’s even harder to justify your price. You might have a solid business background and rate your abilities as an educator and facilitator very highly. But so do many of your competitors. How do you show prospective clients that what you have to offer is meaningfully different and superior?
One of the more interesting books I have read on strategy recently is “Playing to Win” by Procter and Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley and Roger Martin. The book uses case studies from Procter and Gamble’s history to demonstrate how to create a winning strategy.
A new book published by Harvard Business Review Press, Strategy that Works, documents research on successful strategy execution.
Many of the companies I work with think they have strategy, but this test shows they haven't made any strategic choices at all.
Many companies claim to have a strategy, but all they have done is an exercise in goal setting. This is a mistake. Here’s how to create a “real” strategy.
Using the 10 Part Pressure Test inspired by McKinsey & Company is the best way to test your Strategic Plan for 2016.
Make sure your team is aligned and ready fo 2016 by working together to revise your Strategic Plan.
Break through the noise: be remarkable, be different, and, in some cases, be on the edge of outrageous....