How to Deal with Unhappy Customers

By | December 5th, 2017|Leadership|

How to Deal with Unhappy Customers The holiday season brings good cheer and joy to many. But sometimes, the hustle and bustle of the season – the shopping trips, cooking, traveling and entertaining – can take a toll on all of us. Annoyances may come in the form of fighting crowds, but also in disappointing [...]

Feature Focus: Calculated Cascading Metrics

By | November 28th, 2017|StrategyBlocks|

Feature Focus: Calculated Cascading Metrics Some people like lists, others like bubble maps or another visual diagram. We love Cascading Metrics. Cascading Metrics mimic how strategy evolves and how we think. It’s a more intuitive way to plan for effective outcomes. Not only does it just make sense, but Cascading Metrics fold multi-part planning into [...]

The Strategy Behind the Busiest Shopping Days of the Year

By | November 20th, 2017|Strategy planning|

The Strategy Behind the Busiest Shopping Days of the Year While Thanksgiving is only a few days away, most businesses have their eyes set on Black Friday and Cyber Monday - not the turkey, mashed potatoes and pie. They are prepping for the busiest shopping season of the year, and strategizing how to become victorious [...]

Your Strategy for Small Business Saturday

By | November 15th, 2017|Creative, Strategy planning|

Your Strategy for Small Business Saturday It seems like the world is made for the big dogs. They’re the ones who can get things done; they have the money, the clout, and the man power. In such a competitive world, it might feel that way, but we certainly don’t agree. Small businesses remain the backbone [...]

Are you ready for Black Friday?

By | November 9th, 2017|Strategy planning|

Are you ready for Black Friday? It is hard to believe that the beginning of the Christmas shopping season is only a few weeks away. On Friday, November 24, holiday shoppers will be searching for the best bargains around. With this in mind, now is the time to iron out your marketing strategy. Whether large [...]

10 Entrepreneurs Who Bounced Back After Failure

By | October 31st, 2017|Leadership|

10 Entrepreneurs Who Bounced Back After Failure Failure is a part of business, as you learn a new lesson with every failure. It is a case of whether you are going to get up and try again or let it defeat you. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs have failed time and time again to [...]

Becoming the Beyoncé of Business

By | October 30th, 2017|Leadership, Strategy planning|

Becoming the Beyoncé of Business “I dream it, I work hard, I grind 'til I own it” - Beyoncé, Lemonade   How do you become the Beyoncé of business? Step One: Be Flawless. Sadly it isn’t that easy. Even Beyoncé has been cultivating her brand and image for more than a decade. Still, 100 million [...]

Big, Bad Decisions from Great Companies

By | October 19th, 2017|Leadership|

Big, Bad Decisions from Great Companies “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” - Thomas Edison If only every business had the freedom to try 10,000 ways that didn’t work. In corporate strategy, one wrong turn can be the last turn. Whether it be circumstances that are outside your control [...]

StrategyBlocks named Finalist and made the shortlist!

By | October 19th, 2017|Awards|

StrategyBlocks named Finalist and made the shortlist! We are pleased to announce that StrategyBlocks has been named a Finalist in the Best use of Technology in the Employee Engagement category of the 2017 Engage Awards! In addition, StrategyBlocks has been shortlisted for the UK IT Industry Awards in the Technology Excellence category for Business IT [...]

Winning the Agile Marketing Race

By | October 17th, 2017|Strategy planning|

Winning the Agile Marketing Race Agile is a guiding principle for many organizations, especially within the marketing function. As I recently discussed on M&M Global, today’s marketers are slowly embracing the mindset, realizing that long-term marketing goals can only be supported through a series of sprints rather than a marathon. So, why the change of [...]