Posts from the category: strategic decisions

What Happens When the Host Country Environment Changes? A Tale of Currency Devaluation You Have Successfully Outsourced – Part Two

Understanding the Competitive Value of Your Brand – Part Four

Understanding the Competitive Value of Your Brand – Part Three

Marketing: A Key to Long Term Success Part Two

Do You Listen to Your Marketplace?

The Strategic Value of Values – Part 3

What does good differentiation look like?

March to a Different Drummer – Part Four

Unintended Consequences of Well-intentioned Actions

March to a Different Drummer – Part 3

The Volume Trap

CVS Envisions a Different Future

Five Ways to Think More Strategically Every Day

From Near-Bankruptcy to Market Leadership: LEGO’s Success is All about Childs’ Play

Market Segmentation – Starting with the Basics


The Importance of Scenarios when Dealing with Uncertainty

Acquisition Candidate Selection

Does focus on weaknesses help?

GE Spins off Major Appliance Division – What Can a Small Company Learn from this Divestiture?

Reflect on Success and Failure for Better Strategic Planning

Follow-through — The Key to Strategic Planning Success

Playing to Win

Coming In Out of the Rain

When Is It Strategic to Say No to New Business? When can higher volume lead to lower long-term profitability?

Strategy: Low Cost or Differentiation

Strategy: Turning Trash into Treasure

Is Your Marketing Working For You?

Close the Gap between Planning and Execution – Monitoring Checklist Keeps Execution on Track

Lessons Learned: How Good Strategy Can Be Hurt by Poor Execution-Caterpillar Identifies an Attractive Market; but Outcome Hurts Bottom-Line

Making the Case: Employee Engagement

How do you keep good employees? Hint: It may not be what you think.

Is an Executive Coach Worth the Time and Cost?

Building Customer Preference

Can You Turn Your Threats into Opportunities? By Looking at the Glass Half Full You May Find Significant Growth While your Competition Is Spending Time Mitigating the Threat

Are You Listening to Your Customers? How Small Changes Produce Market Share Gains

Dare to be Different – How Choosing a Road Less Traveled Allowed Cummins Engine to Outstrip Their Competition

What Makes a Good Action Plan?

Three Action Plan Mistakes Strategic Planning Teams Make and How to Avoid Them

Monitoring Your Strategic Plan–Quarterly Reviews and Annual Updates

Lead your Industry in the BIG Things

Xerox Positions Itself to Succeed in the 21st Century – What You Need to Do to Ensure Your Company Does Not Become Obsolete

Be the Threat

Lessons Learned: Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Teach Important Lessons

Know What is Going to Kill or Transform Your Industry – Part II

How Do You Handle Under-performers?

Strategic Planning Horizon: How far out should you plan?

Honest Tea Teaches Coke A Lesson

Mistakes Happened – But Did You Learn From Them?

Integrating Your Big Initiatives With Strategic Planning

Lessons Learned: What Can We Learn From Yum Brands’ Success?

Strategy Analysis 2: Maintain Strategy

Flavors of Profit

Position Your Business for Profitablility

Is Success Your Worst Enemy?

What’s the Right Number of Market Segments?

“What if” Oil and Water Do Not Mix – Lessons from BP

Next Steps: Will we be ready to take advantage of the improving economy as it arrives?

We Never Have Time for Strategic Planning!

Time to Start Planning for Growth – Step One: Analysis

Here We Go Again – The End of Strategic Planning is Forecast – Again

Drowning in Strategic Initiatives? Here is a powerful tool for screening them out.

Help! My Market Doesn’t Need My Product Any More! How to Strategically Position Your Company for Success in the Face of Changing Market Preferences


Ways to Estimate Value When You Just Don’t Know How to Price

Lessons Learned from Boeing’s Stumble:Risk assessment is Key to a Successful Strategy

Strategic Planning: When Good Goals Go Bad

How Can Smaller Companies Compete and Win?

Evaluating Acquisition Targets – Part 2

Evaluating Acquisition Targets – Part 1


Business Survey Results

Use the Recession to Trigger Rejuvenation: Develop a Strategy to Revitalize your Company

Strategic Planning – Building Better Value Signals