Category Archives for "Month: May 2014"

Kodak’s Big Bet: “To Be or Not To Be”

By Thomas E. Ambler, Senior Consultant Reprinted from Course & Direction May 2007 Since the millennium Eastman Kodak Co. has been under attack by a Killer App known as Digital Imaging. In the last several years it has suffered the loss of much of its historical core business (as much as 20% per year) and […]

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Follow-through — The Key to Strategic Planning Success

By M. Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Does your company think that developing a strategic plan, printing it and distributing it to the appropriate population within your company actually completes the whole process? Or is it dedicated to actually carrying out the decisions the planning team made during the strategic planning process? Many companies go through […]

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Playing to Win

Review by Denise Harrison, Executive Vice President & COO Playing to Win is A.G. Lafley’s book on how he determined strategy when he was at the helm of P&G from 2000 to 2009 – and interestingly enough, he is back at the helm of P&G. While there is little new ground covered in this book, […]

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Strategic Planning Lessons from Going Green

By Robert W. Bradford Note: The following article was first published in 2008 but seems timely today. It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that going green can be an extremely useful strategy in today’s markets. Without question, our strategic planning clients who have pursued environmental friendliness as a part of their strategies are reaping […]

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Why don’t some organizations do strategic planning?

By M. Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Why don’t some organizations do strategic planning?  Great question, because a surprising number of companies do not actually put together a written plan of where they want to go.  Why don’t they plan?  There are a variety of reasons, and we will explore some of them. Some feel planning […]

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