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When Strategies Go Bad – Part 3

By Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Note: This post is a part of a series taken from Dana Baldwin’s article When Strategies Go Bad previously published in Compass Points in April 2004.  In Part 1, we introduced the series and discussed what happened with IBM.  In Part 2, we discussed what happened to Global Crossing.  In this […]

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Could You Lose Your Way in the Marketplace?

M Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant In 2012, a new CEO took the reins at McDonalds.  During his three years of leadership, McDonalds lost market share and profitability.  Why did this happen?  There are numerous reasons, and we will hit some of them here. As the economic situation gradually improved in the US, it became obvious […]

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When Strategies Go Bad – Part 2 – Global Crossing

By Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Note: This post is a part of a series taken from Dana Baldwin’s article When Strategies Go Bad previously published in Compass Points in April 2004.  In Part 1, we introduced the series and discussed what happened with IBM.  In this part, we will discuss what happened to Global Crossing. An […]

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When Strategies Go Bad – Part 1 – IBM

By Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Note: This post is a part of a series taken from Dana Baldwin’s article When Strategies Go Bad previously published in Compass Points in April 2004.  In this part we will introduce the series and discuss what happened with IBM. How many times have you read an article in the newspaper […]

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Strategic Planning: A Time for Reflection

By Denise Harrison In today’s fast paced economy, we often find that executives think that they don’t have the time to reflect on their business.  While quick decision-making is important, taking the time to reflect on the possible choices and looking at long-term implications will set your business on a course to achieve long-term success. […]

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Five Ways to Think More Strategically Every Day

  One of my favorite parts of my work is speaking at conventions.  Interestingly, I’ve noticed far more interest in hearing about strategic thinking than strategic planning in the past few years.  While this trend is likely because most people are doing strategic planning the wrong way, it’s still interesting to ponder why people have […]

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