How 2020 Changed the Way We Lead

By |2020-07-28T09:22:44+12:00July 28th, 2020|Leadership|

How 2020 Changed the Way We Lead In a new world order dominated by a global pandemic and mounting demands for social change, business leadership looks vastly different. For most companies looking ahead into 2020, strategic plans were focused on how best to foster innovation, drive revenues and gain market share. Now, however, those same [...]

StrategyBlocks new Features Release – July

By |2020-07-22T16:03:23+12:00July 22nd, 2020|New Features, StrategyBlocks|

StrategyBlocks new Features Release - July We are always grateful to receive enhancement feedback from customers. It helps us to improve the overall product experience through the addition of great new features and functionality. We’d like to introduce 9 new features and describe their purpose and value. Feature News Popup When new features are added [...]

The Interdependency of the Strategic Plan and the Financial Plan

By |2020-06-26T12:54:08+12:00June 26th, 2020|Strategy planning|

The Interdependency of the Strategic Plan and the Financial Plan Back in 2017, a PWC study revealed that 82% of CEOs were concerned about uncertain economic times. This despite an economic climate marked by rapid growth that outpaced even the most bullish predictions. Fast forward to 2020, where we find ourselves in the middle of [...]

The Art of Strategy

By |2020-06-24T15:54:19+12:00June 24th, 2020|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

The Art of Strategy Recently I have been working with a new customer to model their business strategy, and I am delighted with how it has turned out. Why is this such an effective strategic model? It has two important things; balance and symmetry. Benefits of Balance Firstly, there is an excellent parent to child [...]

Transformational Strategic Execution: Experimentation and Learning

By |2020-05-29T14:19:49+12:00May 29th, 2020|Transformational Strategic Execution|

Transformational Strategic Execution: Experimentation and Learning Transformational Strategic Execution (TSE) This month I want to cover the last of the four facets of Transformational Strategic Execution. So, let’s quickly review how we got to this point. It can be useful to apply a best-practice, high-level framework to the way we think about business strategy. How, [...]

Strategic Vision Holds the Key to Not Just Survive, But Thrive, in a Post-COVID World

By |2020-05-28T15:37:15+12:00May 28th, 2020|Strategic Portfolio Management, Strategy planning, Transformational Strategic Execution|

Strategic Vision Holds the Key to Not Just Survive, But Thrive, in a Post-COVID World John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." The current global pandemic has brought this concept to life in new ways, as every company is scrambling to recalibrate and learn how to effectively run their [...]

StrategyBlocks Releases the Kanban Blocks Board

By |2020-04-28T10:52:15+12:00April 28th, 2020|Kanban, StrategyBlocks|

StrategyBlocks Releases the Kanban Blocks Board A brief history of Kanban “Kanban” is a Japanese word, it means “signboard” and we often see it implemented as columns of stacked Post-it notes on an office window. Its origins can be traced back to the ’40s where Toyota developed a system to manage the production process in [...]

Accelerate Strategic Portfolio Management with Metrics Zone Cloud Connect for Microsoft Project

By |2020-04-29T09:50:40+12:00April 28th, 2020|Strategic Portfolio Management, StrategyBlocks|

Accelerate Strategic Portfolio Management with Metrics Zone Cloud Connect for Microsoft Project We recently shared ways that you can elevate your strategy planning using Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM). Simply stated, SPM is the difference between having a vision and having a plan to execute on that vision. SPM can be the defining factor for a [...]

Transformational Strategic Execution: Empowering People to Execute Strategy

By |2020-03-30T08:43:43+13:00March 30th, 2020|Transformational Strategic Execution|

Transformational Strategic Execution: Empowering People to Execute Strategy Transformational Strategic Execution (TSE) Let’s do a quick recap: TSE is a new way of thinking about, and resolving, the challenges organizations run into when operationalizing their strategic plan and vision. It is separated into four facets of transformational management. Presenting strategy as a picture for clear [...]

Leading Remotely in the Age of COVID-19

By |2020-03-27T13:02:46+13:00March 27th, 2020|Leadership|

Leading Remotely in the Age of COVID-19 The whole world is experiencing a surreal ‘digital transformation’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as people from all walks of life are being compelled to do everyday tasks remotely. It’s a wonderful privilege to have the technology necessary to continue running a business virtually, but even in 2020, working [...]