Category Archives for "Month: March 2013"

What is Strategic Thinking?

As you may know from Simplified Strategic Planning, strategy is the course or direction of an enterprise.  In business, this revolves around three basic questions:  What do we sell? To whom do we sell it? How do we beat – or better yet, avoid – competition? Strategic thinking is a specific approach to thinking that […]

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Strategic Alignment: Why Isn’t Everyone on the Same Page?

by Denise Harrison, Executive Vice President & COO Communicating strategy and gaining buy-in enables an organization to truly execute the strategic plan. As President of a financial services firm, I communicated regularly but was stymied by the lack of understanding and buy-in of the strategic plan. What could I do differently?  I found that two-way […]

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