Tag Archives: Goal Setting

Maximizing Strategic Success

For a couple decades now we’ve heard claims from change experts such as Joh Kotter and McKinsey & Company that on average, 70% of new, large-scale strategic initiatives fall short of their goal.  Even if the basis for the claim … Continue reading

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When to Abandon a Strategy

We put a lot of time into business plans and strategies. Who would want to abandon or radically change something that so much work went into and yet, most successful companies do just that. Strategies seldom work out as they … Continue reading

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Test Your Assumptions When Planning

It’s fall and the time of year when most business leaders head to the conference room for their annual planning process. For some it’ll involve new goals and strategies. For others it’ll just be a budget. However you approach it, … Continue reading

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Culture as a Strategy

In my line of work I have the opportunity to see a lot of different companies and situations. What strikes me is how some succeed despite the odds against them while others struggle even in the best of times.  What … Continue reading

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Leadership – the key to Price, Quality and Speed

Recently I was sent an email with a photo of a poster saying “Price Quality or Speed – Pick Two”. It struck me at the time how old this phrase was and how out of place it seemed today. In … Continue reading

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