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The Strategic Value of Values – Part 3

By Thomas E. Ambler, Senior Consultant Note:  This article is part of a series taken from Thomas E. Ambler’s article The Strategic Value of  Values originally published in Compass Points in April 2002.  In Part 1, we introduced the series.  In Part 2, we discussed Values’ Value.  In this post we will discuss Market Value. Market Value Now let’s […]

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The Strategic Value of Values – Part 2

By Thomas E. Ambler, Senior Consultant Note:  This article is part of a series taken from Thomas E. Ambler’s article The Strategic Value of Values originally published in Compass Points in April 2002.  In Part One, we introduced the series.  In this post we will discuss Values’ Value. Values’ Value Now we can address our question “does […]

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The Strategic Value of Values – Part 1

By Thomas E. Ambler, Senior Consultant Note:  This article is part of a series taken from Thomas E. Ambler’s article The Strategic Value of Values originally published in Compass Points in April 2002.  In Part One, we will introduce the series. Daily our headlines shout of blatant disregard both for the law and for right vs. wrong […]

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Tales from the Strategy Vault

By Tom Ambler, Senior Consultant Note: This article was previously published in Course and Direction in January 2006 View Commodity Industries in a Global Way Commodity industries that are highly capital intensive, have cyclic markets and high transportation costs are particularly susceptible to price fluctuations caused by unexpected supply/demand imbalances. This price variability makes investment […]

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The Power of “Both…And” Thinking

Thomas E. Ambler, Senior Consultant, Center for Simplified Strategic Planning, Inc. Note: This article was previously published in Compass Points in February 2006 In a previous article I dealt with the strategic impact of the “Golden Rule” approach to business. Here I want to consider an important facet of the “Golden Rule” approach, the power of […]

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A Culture of Discipline — Building Toward Great – Part 1 – What is Discipline

Thomas E. Ambler, Senior Consultant, CSSP, Inc. In his outstanding book about great organizations, Good To Great, Jim Collins concludes, “Sustained great results depend upon building a culture full of self-disciplined people who take disciplined action, fanatically consistent with the three circles.” (The three circles for an organization are (1) what it can be best in the world at, […]

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Who Are You? Win with Stories

By Thomas E. Ambler, Senior Consultant This article was previously published in Compass Points September 2007 What stories do you find yourself repeatedly telling people inside and outside your walls to illustrate “who you are” and what values are key to your organization’s success? Why do you do that? I’ll tell you why. You recognize […]

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