About Craig Catley

Managing Director, StrategyBlocks

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 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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Transformational Strategic Execution: Building Team Commitment

By |2020-02-27T14:13:17+13:00February 27th, 2020|StrategyBlocks, Transformational Strategic Execution|

Transformational Strategic Execution: Building Team Commitment Transformational Strategic Execution Transformational Strategic Execution (TSE) is a modern approach to addressing the problems often associated with operationalizing strategic plans and visions. It is separated in 4 facets of transformational management thinking;  Presenting strategy as a picture for clear communication Building organizational commitment and readiness for change Embracing [...]

Navigating the Long Road through College Accreditation

By |2020-01-21T13:39:23+13:00January 21st, 2020|Strategic management solutions|

Navigating the Long Road through College Accreditation Becoming accredited as a university or college in the United States is not easy. Accreditation is a legal process of validation, requiring colleges, universities and other higher learning institutions to be evaluated by a set of standards rigorously set by peer review boards, accrediting organizations and higher education [...]

Achieving 20/20 Strategic Vision In 2020

By |2019-12-10T13:50:50+13:00December 10th, 2019|Leadership, Strategic management solutions, Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Achieving 20/20 Strategic Vision In 2020 Change, by its very nature is disruptive. Having worked in the business of strategy for well over a decade, we see firsthand how tumultuous it can be to undergo change within an organization. The reality is that most change is positive, even if sometimes the process feels rough. Change [...]

Transformational Strategic Execution: Creating A Model Of Vision

By |2020-03-30T08:59:44+13:00November 28th, 2019|Transformational Strategic Execution|

Transformational Strategic Execution: Creating A Model Of Vision Transformational Strategic Execution Last month I introduced the 4 facets that together form the concept of Transformational Strategic Execution: a new way we are thinking about business strategy. It is ‘transformational’, because it is accepting the inevitability of change and embracing it in a positive, forward-looking manner. [...]