Strategy and the Burrito Supreme

March 1, 2012

Two of my favorite things are strategy and Mexican food, but it’s tough to connect the two. So, a big thanks to Yum Brands CEO David Novak for making the link. In an interview this week in USA Today, David talked about his leadership of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut along with the other offerings under the Yum Brands…

Strategic Thinking Starts At the Top…Or It Doesn’t

February 16, 2012

With a flurry of activity each day, we hope to accomplish the tasks that will enable us to reach our goals. Ideally, that flurry of activity is preceded and then interspersed with strategic thinking. Thinking strategically means carving out time to consider the current context, or situation we’re in, identifying insights that will lead to new value for customers and…

Tactical Roulette

February 9, 2012

In the constant battle to keep up with the competition, managers often react immediately to other’s tactics by rolling out similar tactics of their own. Instead of thinking strategically about their next moves, they abandon the plan and step up to the wheel to play another round of tactical roulette. Their aim is to reduce the perceived gap between what…

Do You Live Strategically?

February 1, 2012

In business, we define profit as a financial benefit that is realized when the amount of revenue gained from a business activity exceeds the expenses. Do you live a profitable life? Or, are you putting in much more than you’re gaining? Too often, we spend countless hours in work or other activities and feel frustrated because we’re not getting much out…

Strategy for You

January 26, 2012

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New Year, New You–Really?

January 10, 2012

The beginning of the year is an opportune time to create a strategic plan for yourself. Yes, you. Will you spend the year bouncing around from one thing to the next like a bumper car at the carnival? Or, will you live this year with purpose, focus and clear intent on getting the most out of your work and your…

Strategic Thinking about the New Year

January 6, 2012

New Year’s resolutions are set with good intent, but rarely achieved. Here are three things to avoid when working to accomplish your resolutions or goals for the new year. httpv://