5 Strategy Traps to Avoid

January 20, 2022

For many managers, the word strategy conjures up thoughts of gigantic PowerPoint decks, binders collecting dust and general confusion. A survey by Roger Martin of the Rotman School of Management found that 67 percent of managers believe their organization is bad at developing strategy. Harvard Business School professor David Collis is even more direct: “It’s a dirty little secret: Most executives…

3 Keys to a Successful Strategy Session

November 12, 2020

It’s ironic that business strategy is designed to clarify a group’s direction, but the meetings to discuss it can often be muddied, disjointed, and result in greater confusion. Research from the Rotman School of Management found that 67 percent of managers believe their organization is bad at developing strategy. Having facilitated hundreds of strategic thinking and strategic planning sessions with…