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Aligning Departments with Strategy – Part Three

Note:  This post is the final in a series of posts from Robert Bradford’s article Aligning Departments with Strategy originally posted in Compass Points in November 2002.  Part One (click here) introduced the topic and discussed the affect that the Purchasing and Accounting departments have on strategy.  Part Two (click here) discussed the affect of the Operations, Sales, Human Resources […]

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Aligning Departments with Strategy – Part Two

Note:  This post is the second in a series of posts from Robert Bradford’s article Aligning Departments with Strategy originally posted in Compass Points in November 2002.  Part One (click here) introduced the topic and discussed the affect that the Purchasing and Accounting departments have on strategy.  This part discusses the affect of the Operations, Sales, Human Resources and […]

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Strategic Alignment – Part One

Note:  This post is the first in a series of posts from Robert Bradford’s article Strategic Alignment originally posted in Compass Points in November 2002.  Part One introduces the topic and discusses the affect that the Purchasing and Accounting departments have on strategy. Over the years, several companies have asked me how I would go about getting departments […]

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Is There a Reason Why Your Team’s Good Ideas for New Products or Services Don’t Get Implemented?

M Dana Baldwin Does your organization have a tough time generating and implementing good opportunities for additional services or products?  Is there a major roadblock to approving them? We have written multiple articles about the importance of, and the good practices of, good idea generation for organizations.  Robert Bradford has published a series of papers […]

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Objectives that get done – how to get better results

By Robert W. Bradford One of the five key elements of getting better execution from your strategic planning is writing better objectives.  Ideally, the objective sets a clear target for implementation that helps focus the team and makes prioritization of action steps easier. One of the trickiest parts of writing a good objective is stating […]

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Getting Your Team On Board with Your Strategy

By Robert W. Bradford, President and CEO Is it difficult to get your team on board with the planning process and the strategies developed?   When I started doing strategic planning, decades ago, I found myself frustrated at how long it took most teams to struggle through the capabilities assessment (Page 3.1 in the Simplified Strategic […]

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