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Finding Resistance

By Robert W. Bradford, President/CEO In strategy, you will inevitably find resistance to your plans.  This resistance is sometimes forceful, and other times something you can overcome with resources and effort.  An interesting question is how to deal with resistance.  Should you always push hard to overcome resistance to your strategic objectives (probably not) – […]

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Everyone Knows Execution is Important – So Why Do We Fail to Execute?

By Denise Harrison, Vice President Execution of strategy: we know it is important, but why doesn’t it happen? Based on my experience working with over 100 companies on strategy development there are four key areas that lead to execution success. Focus on the few: Select a few – 8-10 key strategic objectives to accomplish in […]

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Drowning in Strategic Initiatives? Here is a powerful tool for screening them out.

By Robert W. Bradford, President/CEO Strategic Planning Expert Robert Bradford When assessing strategic opportunities, we have for years examined four variables in the Simplified Strategic Planning process – value, probability, management effort and financial risk.  Recently, I have taken to including a secondary analysis of opportunities, undertaken when reviewing opportunity screening worksheets in meeting number two.  […]

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Lessons Learned from Boeing’s Stumble:Risk assessment is Key to a Successful Strategy

By Denise Harrison Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner has not hit its development milestones, causing Boeing to take a $2.5 billion charge against earnings.  What happened?  Key to Boeing’s past success has been its ability to achieve its “big hairy audacious goals or BHAGs” (from Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras).  In the 1950s […]

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Use the Recession to Trigger Rejuvenation: Develop a Strategy to Revitalize your Company

by Denise A. Harrison, Vice President Rejuvenation linked with recession?  How can that be?  It certainly causes pain – but where does this rejuvenation come from?  During the 17th century Dutch economy collapsed – the tulip bubble burst – this was when a tulip bulb could cost as much as a house.  But rather than […]

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Internal Communications for Effective Strategic Implementation

by M. Dana Baldwin One oft-forgotten practice which should be considered even more important during this turbulent time is communications within your company. As you might consider once you reflect on the situation within your company, people are concerned about their futures, the future of the company and generally how things are going. There are […]

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