How Do You Decide Which Businesses (or Products) Are Core?

How Do You Decide Which Businesses (or Products) Are Core?

I’m always reading a business book whether I’m traveling or not. It’s been out for a few years now, but I’m enjoying Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. It sets out a strong case for believing “Less is More”. I’m not reviewing the book...
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...