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Lessons Learned in Aligning an Organization. Two Way Communication is Key – Part 1

Part 1: Analysis of the problem By Denise A. Harrison, Senior Consultant Thoroughly discouraged — that summed up how I felt. For the past two years I had been president of a financial services firm and we had some key success metrics under our belt, the company was now solidly profitable, cycle time had decreased […]

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What are the best strategic opportunities?

  Over the years, I’ve seen more than 20,000 opportunities considered.  Most have been rejected for good reasons, but many have been pursued and successfully captured.  Recently, I spent some time pondering which kinds of opportunities have led to the greatest successes. There are a few key features which tend to distinguish the best opportunities.  […]

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STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES – Part Five

A Fundamental Element of Strategic Planning By Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Listing of a company’s strengths and weaknesses are a normal part of any attempt at strategic planning for virtually all companies.  Why do we perform these analyses, and what do we expect to learn by doing them? To be sure the company is headed in […]

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Overcoming Strategic Gaps–an Optics Design Case

By Denise Harrison Would integrated circuits be constrained by what could physically fit on a chip?  Heat and size issues were becoming constraints to what was possible with traditional technology.  Synopsys, a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and verification manufacturing, saw that its customers’ applications required more and more functionality in […]

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