Take a Deep Dive Into Your Business

July 11, 2017

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.

The Deep Dive Strategic Thinking Framework

June 7, 2017

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.  

The Deep Dive Strategic Thinking Framework

June 21, 2016

Only 23 percent of executives are strong at strategic thinking. Why? It’s difficult to become skilled at something if you don’t have a framework and the tools with which to practice. If a golfer only had a putter and 6-iron in her bag and lacked a swing framework,  she’s going to be much less effective than the golfer with strong…

Are Your Managers Beach Bums or Strategists?

May 26, 2015

You’ve likely noticed during your daily encounters with bosses, colleagues, direct reports, customers, suppliers, and other individuals that strategic thinking comes in varying degrees, ranging from brilliant to nonexistent. To help you refine your idea of strategic thinking, I have taken the results of research I conducted among senior managers from 154 companies and have identified four types of strategic…

The Three Roadblocks to Strategy

October 10, 2013

The business you lead is built on an idea. In the turbulent current of daily work filled with product specifications, customer projects, internal meetings and hundreds of other items, it’s easy to lose sight of the idea. The idea started in someone’s mind, maybe even yours. Over the years, the idea transformed into offerings in the form of products, services,…

Strategic Thinking and Business Strategy

August 25, 2011

In an attempt to piece together a fuller picture of strategic thinking, I’ve created the following infographic. It’s designed to highlight key research findings and examples related to strategic thinking, or in some cases, a lack thereof. The data sources outside of my research have been listed after the graphic for those interested in greater detail. (Click to enlarge) Embed…

Diving Deep

November 12, 2009

A recent article in Forbes Magazine by Lee Gomes said that a more effective form of innovation than disruption is to do a Deep Dive. Since this also happens to be the title of my new book on strategic thinking (Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources and Taking Smart Action), I decided to investigate further….