Books

Elevate
The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking
Research shows that only 25 percent of managers believe their companies are good at both strategy and innovation. It’s no wonder then, that poor strategy is the #1 cause of bankruptcy. Too often, strategy and innovation are approached separately. Innovation is the continual hunt for new value; strategy is ensuring we configure resources in the best way possible to develop and deliver that value. By becoming an elite strategic thinker, a leader is better prepared to fuse strategy and innovation into competitive advantage.

Deep Dive
The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources and Taking Smart Action
The inability to set good strategy can sink a company and a leader’s career. A recent Wall Street Journal study revealed that the most sought-after executive skill is strategic thinking, but only three out of ten managers have this skill set.

Strategy For You
Building a Bridge to the Life You Want
Think back on your life and how you arrived at where you are today. Did you envision where you wanted to be and then map out a strategy for getting there? Or, have you bounced around like a bumper car from one thing to the next? New research shows that only 15% of adults have a written plan for their life. But what if you believe that you have more to offer?

Strategy Comics

StrategyMan

StrategyMan Comic

The StrategyMan comic book is designed to provide you with guidance and advice on mastering the discipline of strategic thinking. StrategyMan protects managers from the sinister villains of bad strategy. His story helps managers at all levels develop their strategy skills by following the three disciplines of strategic thinking. Throughout the comic book, Strategyman demonstrates how poor strategy practices derail good intentions and provides managers with the secrets of moving from tactical to strategic thinking. At the end of the comic, readers can take a brief quiz and check their answers to determine their current level of strategic capability.

PDF Download: $20

Print Verison: $30

Strategylock

Strategylock Comic

The StrategyLock comic book is designed to provide you with guidance and advice on developing relevant business strategy. Strategylock and Dr. Tactics shows managers how their respective actions can either help or hinder strategy development. A “dead” or bad strategy has many potential causes and this story demonstrates how different functional managers, including sales, operations, human resources and finance can unwittingly contribute to the demise of the company’s strategy. At the end of the comic, readers can take a brief quiz and check their answers to determine the level of strategic competency of their company.

PDF Download: $20

Print Verison: $30