StrategyMan vs. The Anti-Strategy Squad

Following is an overview of the new graphic novel (superhero comic book collides with strategy text book) StrategyMan vs. The Anti-Strategy Squad: Using Strategic Thinking to Defeat Bad Strategy and Save Your Plan: All over the world, strategies are dying. Thousands of businesses face bankruptcy. People’s jobs are at stake. But what is the nefarious … Continue reading StrategyMan vs. The Anti-Strategy Squad

Strategy Skill Development

What is the most important skill for senior leaders to develop? According to 400 talent management executives, it’s strategic thinking.

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

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.

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.  

Simplify: Part 2

Process. Similar to Goldilocks’ dilemma of finding a bowl of porridge that was just right, process can be either too much or not enough. On the too much side, I’ve seen some organizations conduct their brand planning processes for 4-6 months each year, with multi-day presentations as a grand finale. The challenge with too much … Continue reading Simplify: Part 2