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Simplify: Part 2

Process. Similar to Goldilocks’ dilemma of finding a bowl of porridge that was just right, process can be either too much or not enough. On the too much side, I’ve seen some organizations conduct their brand planning processes for 4-6 months each year, with multi-day presentations as a grand finale. The challenge with too much … Continue reading Simplify: Part 2

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Simplify With Strategic Thinking

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” Steve Jobs, Co-founder, Apple To simplify a business, one must first think and plan. However, for many people, the … Continue reading Simplify With Strategic Thinking

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How to Span the Silos in Your Company

The word silo has its roots in the Greek term siros, which means “corn pit.” From there, the word was used by Western military units for underground chambers that were used to house missiles. Later on, management consultants borrowed it as an analogy to business systems, groups or processes that worked separately from one another. … Continue reading How to Span the Silos in Your Company

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Strategic Planning Best Practices

Is your strategic planning process creating real new value or is it wasting people’s time and effort? I’ve identified five phases that are common to the most effective strategy development processes.

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