Category Archives: Strategy

10 words that will scuttle your strategy

Words matter. They REALLY matter when you are developing a strategy. Weak words will lead to a weak strategy. When these words are part of a strategy that comes from leadership it makes matters even worse. To paraphrase a quote … Continue reading

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10 Titles I won’t imitate on my LinkedIn profile

It is one of the most important pieces of real estate you can imagine. The 120 letters of your LinkedIn profile. But it can be misused. One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from The Official … Continue reading

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The Diet Strategy that Helped Me Lose 50 Pounds

“Lose weight”. It is the most popular New Year’s resolution. Six years ago I made dieting  my resolution. Why? Obesity. I stepped on the scale and I couldn’t shrug it off any longer. CDC guidelines said I was obese, with a BMI over … Continue reading

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Three essentials for successful strategy execution

What are the essentials for successful strategy execution? How do you effectively execute a strategy? That was the hook that drew me to read a recent discussion thread on LinkedIn. If you’ve ever worked with or in an organization you … Continue reading

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The Myth of “Do it yourself” Strategic Planning

Some things are easy to do. Some projects require a professional. Some projects should never be the “do it yourself” kind. In the “never” category, some are self-evident. Trying to connect my gas stove is pretty self-evident. Even if I know … Continue reading

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Resources for working with Boards

Consulting on strategy is not a “one size fits all” event. It is not even “one size fits most”. Each organization is different, with unique sets of customers, stakeholders, issues and players. That said, there are three different levels in … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Dinner

I grew up in the days before PetSmart. Pets were not as pampered or catered to as they are today. Unless you had a purebred dog that competed for ribbons and championships, it just wasn’t high on the list to … Continue reading

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