Spotlight on Strategy: Johnson & Johnson

By | July 19th, 2017|Leadership|

As part of our ongoing series highlighting smart strategic stories from companies all over the world, this week our Spotlight on Strategy highlights Johnson & Johnson. This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but even one of technology’s biggest innovations pales in comparison to the 131 years of business this year marks for [...]

3 Effective Ways to Expand Your Business

By | June 27th, 2017|Leadership|

Building a business is a challenge in itself, so it’s no surprise that some people focus so much on the creation of the business they fail to consider how to properly manage growth. If you find your business is flourishing in its current state, congratulations! But it’s certainly not a time to rest on your [...]

How Transparent is Your Strategy?

By | June 9th, 2017|Leadership|

When it comes to strategic B2B and B2C relationships, transparency is the key to good public standing and unparalleled loyalty to your brand. Technology allows us to not just be receivers of information, but providers and contributors as well. This amazing development is the reason we have greater access to public opinion and instantaneous updates [...]

Spotlight on Strategy: Get to Know Craig Catley

By | May 30th, 2017|Leadership|

At StrategyBlocks we closely follow top business leaders, watching for their leadership styles, best practices and how they lead/steer their companies to success. Until now, however, we have not profiled one of our most inspiring leaders, our very own Managing Director, Craig Catley. Craig has recently been cited in Global Banking & Finance, M&M Global [...]

Perhaps The Greatest Strategic Business Decisions of all Time

By | May 18th, 2017|Leadership, Strategy planning|

Apple is renowned as a leader of innovation that embodies design, style and ease of use, but the company was not always viewed in such glowing terms. In fact, in the late 90’s Apple was on the brink of a buyout or at risk of disappearing altogether, leaving Microsoft as champion of the great “PC [...]

The Need for Strategic Change in Mobile Financial Services

By | April 26th, 2017|Business technology news, Leadership|

In a recent Global Banking & Finance article, we discussed the mobile revolution in financial services and the need to be strategic and plan for the future. Banking is becoming increasingly digital, with mobile at the heart of the experience. According to Forrester, “mobile banking is the most important strategic change in retail banking in [...]

Spotlight on Strategy: Successfully Transitioning the C-Suite

By | April 20th, 2017|Leadership, StrategyBlocks|

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus said, “change is the only constant in life.” For businesses all over the world, change is truly the only predictable factor in terms of strategy and management. Transitioning C-suite leadership is one of the most impactful changes that happens within the management scene of a company. The integration period [...]

The Power of Emotional Intelligence

By | April 18th, 2017|Leadership|

Emotional intelligence is a term that is constantly popping up in business conversation, especially when talking about the skills needed to succeed and become a good leader. By now, most people probably agree that IQ, technical and theoretical skills won’t cut it in today’s competitive business landscape. In fact, studies have found that people with [...]

The Great Balancing Act: How to Strategize Your Way to Better Customer Relationships

By | April 12th, 2017|Leadership, Strategic management solutions, Strategy planning|

You’ve heard it before; the digital age has given rise to a customer-driven economy. To remain relevant and especially to grow in this environment it is critical that companies strategize to align with customer demands and expectations. A customer-centric sales strategy starts by understanding the customer journey. This task, when done correctly, illuminates a company’s [...]

The Power of People in Strategic Transformations

By | April 10th, 2017|Business technology news, Leadership, StrategyBlocks|

Organizational transformation can be a challenge, but in order to evolve and adapt with the moving business landscape we must be prepared to face these challenges head on. C-Suite leaders are responsible for these types of transformation: they are responsible to improve efficiency, embrace innovation, and make changes work. However, there are obstacles to overcome [...]