Category Archives for "Month: August 2016"

Dana Baldwin reviews Kumar’s book Marketing as Strategy

Note: This article was first published in Compass Points in May 2005 Dana Baldwin reviews: Marketing as Strategy Understanding the CEO’s Agenda for Driving Growth and Innovation By: Nirmalya Kumar Foreword by Philip Kotler Harvard Business School Press, 2004, 270 pp We employ a simple device, the Tension Triangle, to demonstrate the importance of including […]

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Are You Preventing Your Company from Growing? How You and Your Leadership Team Could Be Causing Bottlenecks

By Denise Harrison One CEO complained that his financial person was preventing his company from growing.  How was that possible?  Over the years when issues arose, the financial person would develop a system of checks and balances that would prevent the issue from occurring again.  While conceptually it is good to have policies and procedures […]

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March to a Different Drummer – Part Four

By Denise Harrison Note:  This article is part of a series taken from Denise Harrison’s article March to a Different Drummer originally published in Compass Points in August 2002.  Although this article was written in 2002, this discussion is timeless.  In Part One, published July 1, 2016, we introduced the series.  In Part Two, published July 22, we discussed […]

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Unintended Consequences of Well-intentioned Actions

M. Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant In Strategic Planning, teams make decisions based on data and on the best knowledge of the planning team and organization.  Unfortunately, well-intentioned plans can result in incurring unintended results.  While analyzing what could possibly go wrong with a strategy or high level tactic, it simply is not possible to anticipate […]

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