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Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Strategic Planning Efforts Lack a Systematic Approach

By Denise Harrison Many senior executives struggle to define a consistent approach to strategic planning.  How does it all fit together?  What information is necessary?  How do we prevent the process from becoming analysis/paralysis? Executives want a consistent process that: Looks systematically at external factors that influence the organization Evaluates internal strengths, weaknesses and competitive […]

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Communication: A Key Element of Building Trust

By M Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Trust is a key element in business relationships.  Without trust, it can be much more difficult to get your people to engage effectively in your business.  It can be harder to get your message across to everyone in the business.  And it will most likely impede progress toward building […]

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Getting Everything Done

By Robert W. Bradford, President & CEO One of the sticky problems most people face in strategic planning is execution.  Over 80% of executives we survey in our seminars cite strategy implementation as their biggest issue with strategic planning.  Meeting strategic objectives is difficult enough that many companies bypass this part of the strategy process […]

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Jump Starting Good Opportunity Ideas

Note: This article was originally printed in Compass Points November 2006 By Thomas E. Ambler, Senior Consultant No one knows better than you that your markets are not what they used to be. They are undergoing an accelerating shift on what and where customers place value and who in the supply chain makes the best profits. […]

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Implementation Advantage – Part 5

We are discussing the root causes of poor implementation in a series of posts.  Part 5 covers the fifth root cause of poor implementation. The plan attempts too much too quickly This is probably the second most common issue, and, as we said, sometimes difficult to distinguish from issue 3 (The implementation is given insufficient resources). […]

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Implementation Advantage – Part 4

By Robert W. Bradford, President & CEO Note: This article was originally posted in Compass Points in May 2006.  We are discussing the root causes of poor implementation in a series of posts.  Part 4 covers the fourth root cause of poor implementation. Managers change their objectives too quickly In some companies, the main strategy implementation […]

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