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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Strategic Planning: When Can Goals Be Bad?

By Denise Harrison, Vice President, Center for Simplified Strategic Planning, Inc. Banks failing, real estate loans made to people who do not and did not have the means to repay them, institutions using derivatives without fully understanding the risk – what happened? Were executives trying to meet their goals? Did these goals enable them to […]

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Screening Acquisition Targets – Part II

  By Robert W. Bradford, CEO of the Center for Simplified Strategic Planning, Inc.  Once you have identified your reasons for making an acquisition and the specific enhancements you are seeking to your strategic competencies, your first stage of acquisition screening involves creating a list of potential acquisition targets. At this point, we don’t need to […]

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Which should come first, Structure or Strategy?

Even for the most raw and rapidly conceived start-up company, the entrepreneur and initial management team have some strategy in place – some reason to believe that they should begin conducting business. For more established businesses, strategy has been in place from the beginning regardless of whether it was the result of careful consideration and […]

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Screening Acquisition Targets

    By Robert W. Bradford, CEO of the Center for Simplified Strategic Planning, Inc.               Many of our clients have found themselves considering acquisitions in this time of uncertainty. In this coming series of articles, we will discuss the process of acquisition screening and give you some tools to […]

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