How To Get Better at Strategic Planning – Part 2

How To Get Better at Strategic Planning – Part 2

As we discussed in Part 1, Strategic Planning is a practical process that produces a clear strategic vision for the business, generates a compelling positioning statement and therefore, in context, delivers an aligned set of operational actions to get you there. So...
How To Link Strategy With Execution

How To Link Strategy With Execution

The toughest job for any CEO of any sized business is not strategy. It’s not execution. It’s both. How you translate a great strategy into actions that work, is the difficult bit. Let me help you with this problem by sharing 10 actions I’ve found...
The Strategic Plan – 13 Steps To Success

The Strategic Plan – 13 Steps To Success

The Strategic Plan sounds like a big company tool, the sort of thing that IBM or Google might pull together. Well these companies have become “Pillar” companies for a reason. They plan and execute. They zoom out and zoom in (Jim Collins). Middle market companies would...

Is the Internet of Things (IoT) Real?

If you can put a significant cost on a problem that affects a significant amount of people then you might have a real market. The next wave of the Internet is being called the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Industrial Internet. Billions are being spent on...

Looking in the Wrong Direction – the Uber Phenomenon

You can complain about Uber, you can strike, you can lobby your politician, claim unfairness but you are looking in the wrong direction. The direction you should be looking in is the customer. The question is not, why should Uber be allowed to disrupt my business...