Five Steps to Sculpting Your Strategy

Based on research on the strategy development process of more than 75 best-in-class organizations, Rich Horwath shares the five phases that comprise strategy development. Too often, organizations embark on “strategic planning” but fail to do any new thinking to generate the strategic insights that can lead to new value for customers. Missing any one of … Continue reading Five Steps to Sculpting Your Strategy

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Take a Deep Dive Into Your Business

For many organizations, strategy has become an annual event with little relation to a manager’s daily work. This video provides a concise strategic thinking framework to help all business people improve their performance.

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The Deep Dive Strategic Thinking Framework

According to four separate studies on leadership, the #1 most valued skill in leaders today is strategic thinking. But only 3 out of every 10 managers is strategic. Learn how to make strategy a part of each day by using the Deep Dive Strategic Thinking Framework.  

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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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