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Is There a Reason Why Your Team’s Good Ideas for New Products or Services Don’t Get Implemented?

M Dana Baldwin Does your organization have a tough time generating and implementing good opportunities for additional services or products?  Is there a major roadblock to approving them? We have written multiple articles about the importance of, and the good practices of, good idea generation for organizations.  Robert Bradford has published a series of papers […]

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Objectives that get done – how to get better results

By Robert W. Bradford One of the five key elements of getting better execution from your strategic planning is writing better objectives.  Ideally, the objective sets a clear target for implementation that helps focus the team and makes prioritization of action steps easier. One of the trickiest parts of writing a good objective is stating […]

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Strategic Issues: The Pivotal Process for Strategic Success – Part Five

Thomas E. Ambler Note: This post is a part of a series taken from Tom Ambler’s article Strategic Issues: The Pivotal Process for Strategic Success previously published in Compass Points in July 1999.  In Part 1, we introduced the series and discussed What is a Strategic Issue?  In Part 2 we discussed How Does the Strategic Issues Process Relate to the Rest of […]

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Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Strategic Planning Efforts Lack a Systematic Approach

By Denise Harrison Many senior executives struggle to define a consistent approach to strategic planning.  How does it all fit together?  What information is necessary?  How do we prevent the process from becoming analysis/paralysis? Executives want a consistent process that: Looks systematically at external factors that influence the organization Evaluates internal strengths, weaknesses and competitive […]

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Communication: A Key Element of Building Trust

By M Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Trust is a key element in business relationships.  Without trust, it can be much more difficult to get your people to engage effectively in your business.  It can be harder to get your message across to everyone in the business.  And it will most likely impede progress toward building […]

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Getting Everything Done

By Robert W. Bradford, President & CEO One of the sticky problems most people face in strategic planning is execution.  Over 80% of executives we survey in our seminars cite strategy implementation as their biggest issue with strategic planning.  Meeting strategic objectives is difficult enough that many companies bypass this part of the strategy process […]

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Strategic Planning: A Time for Reflection

By Denise Harrison In today’s fast paced economy, we often find that executives think that they don’t have the time to reflect on their business.  While quick decision-making is important, taking the time to reflect on the possible choices and looking at long-term implications will set your business on a course to achieve long-term success. […]

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Implementation Advantage – Part 4

By Robert W. Bradford, President & CEO Note: This article was originally posted in Compass Points in May 2006.  We are discussing the root causes of poor implementation in a series of posts.  Part 4 covers the fourth root cause of poor implementation. Managers change their objectives too quickly In some companies, the main strategy implementation […]

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Implementation Advantage – Part 3

By Robert W. Bradford, President & CEO Note: This article was originally posted in Compass Points in May 2006.  We are discussing the root causes of poor implementation in a series of posts.  Part 3 covers the third root cause of poor implementation. The implementation lacks follow-through Sometimes, we see companies that do a decent job […]

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Implementation Advantage – Part 2

By Robert W. Bradford, President & CEO Note: This article was originally posted in Compass Points in May 2006.  We are discussing the root causes of poor implementation in a series of posts.  Part 2 covers the second root cause of poor implementation. The implementation lacks follow-through Sometimes, we see companies that do a decent […]

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