About Craig Catley

Managing Director, StrategyBlocks

We’ve Agreed on our Strategic Vision, Now What?

By | April 9th, 2018|Leadership, Strategy planning|

We’ve Agreed on our Strategic Vision, Now What? I have a problem with key performance indicators (KPI’s). Matt Groening and Homer Simpson once famously said “Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!”. I can’t accept an organization can be purely driven by numbers only. There are any number [...]

A Strategic Plan or a Plan for Growth?

By | March 22nd, 2018|Strategy planning|

A Strategic Plan or a Plan for Growth? The classic strategic plan, resulting from a rigid strategic planning process, is so often viewed with skepticism, if not complete distrust by those individuals tasked with execution. It receives its fair share of jibes from staff around the water cooler and generally for good reason. Sadly as [...]

The Wild Side of Corporate Strategy

By | March 5th, 2018|Leadership|

The Wild Side of Corporate Strategy It’s time to get a little wild with your strategy. Not party wild, but literally time to take notes from the wilds of the animal kingdom. Every animal has their survival strategy: fast, strong, smart. Perhaps your business strategy could use a little insight from a wilder world.   [...]

StrategyBlocks Wins 2018 BIG Innovation Award!

By | February 8th, 2018|Awards, StrategyBlocks|

StrategyBlocks is delighted to announce we have been named a winner in the 2018 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group! StrategyBlocks is the leading online strategic management and strategy planning software company for enterprise communication, collaboration and reporting. StrategyBlocks’ SaaS-based platform is highly adaptable, visually creative, and seamlessly integrates with other business [...]

A Bibliophile’s Book List for Strategic Success

By | January 5th, 2018|Leadership|

A Bibliophile’s Book List for Strategic Success Over the years, business leaders and inquisitive minds have tried to understand the inner workings of successful strategists and companies. Strategy is a necessary part of society and humanity and always has been. Even the very endeavor of survival takes strategic action, especially throughout history. Thanks to those [...]

New Year, New Strategic Plan

By | December 15th, 2017|Strategy planning|

New Year, New Strategic Plan As 2017 comes to a close, people and businesses alike start to think about New Year’s resolutions. The end of the year is a time to look at your business’ progress and plan how you want it to develop. A strategic plan is a valuable tool that can help any [...]

Bah! Humbug! Tis the Season to Strategize Before the Holidays

By | December 13th, 2017|Strategy planning|

Bah! Humbug! Tis the Season to Strategize Before the Holidays Feeling like Ebenezer Scrooge at this time of the year? Is it because the annual marketing plan is looming over you? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. As I recently discussed on M&M Global, pulling together your plan now is easier as your [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]