Strategy and planning somehow became buzzwords

Strategy and planning

It’s less about the allowable buzzwords for executives, and more about keeping a majority of people in the loop re: what’s happening. Continue Reading

Innovation process: What’s the real secret?

Innovation Process

The three words most Americans tend to use a lot in business, and almost always incorrectly? “Strategy” would be 1, “innovation” 2, and “entrepreneur” 3. Continue Reading

Do mission and vision lead to profits?

Mission and vision

There are two types of corporate mission, essentially — and one of the two types will make you more money. Continue Reading

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Business strategy ain’t walking through that door

Business Strategy

In all likelihood, your strategic plan / road map / vision is just a series of operational spreadsheets. Can we fix this? Continue Reading

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Your strategic plan: What you’re missing

Strategic Plan

Most people have no idea how to do a strategic plan, often confusing “strategy” with “operations.” Sooo … how can you possibly get close to anything resembling a strategic plan? Continue Reading

A hidden key to 2016 strategy planning

Strategy Planning

Hopefully you’ve already done some 2016 strategy planning for whatever size business you work at or run — because, you know, we’re halfway through Month II of the year at this point — but even if you have, you can… Continue Reading