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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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Success Sows the Seeds of Failure – Toyota’s Complacency Causes Reputation to Crash

By Denise Harrison, Vice President Strategic Planning Expert Can success breed failure? This seems like an oxymoron doesn’t it? But world class companies continue to fall into this trap – Toyota is the latest example.  Toyota gained market share in the automotive market by focusing on quality – this was their strategic competency.  This single-minded […]

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Evaluating Acquisition Targets – Part 2

By Robert Bradford, President/CEO In my earlier posting about evaluating acquisition targets, I discussed four common approaches to evaluation a company:  market value, asset value, operating value and strategic value.  Today we will look at the exact approaches to market value and asset value, with objective formulae. First, market value.  The objective numbers for this […]

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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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Strategies for Turbulent Times Workshop

  What every business leader needs to know to succeed today and tomorrow…   Strategies for Turbulent Times, a one-day workshop for senior management executives will be held in Alexandria, VA on 3/27/09 & Troy, MI on 5/20/09.       Center for Simplified Strategic Planning’s turnaround specialist Denise Harrison and Senior Consultant Steve Rutan will […]

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