Corporate Culture of the 1980’s Even More Crucial For Business Today

By |2019-06-27T09:57:38+13:00June 27th, 2019|Leadership, Strategy planning|

Corporate Culture of the 1980's Even More Crucial For Business Today The Emergence of Corporate Culture I know the eighties! Perhaps not from a business perspective, but I am a product of the eighties. Big hair, baggy pants, pointy shoes and new romantic pop. It was also an important decade for technology. IBM coined the [...]

Corporate Politics Attacks Strategic Vision

By |2019-06-13T16:15:48+13:00February 28th, 2019|Leadership, Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Corporate Politics Attacks Strategic Vision Strategically Disengaged We run into this time and time again while talking to businesses about the challenges they are facing when motivating their teams around the strategic plan, and aligning the organization around vision. We understand the concerns of change, as each of us have a way we go about [...]

3 Key Factors in Automating Objectives and Key Results (OKR)

By |2019-06-13T16:10:00+13:00November 29th, 2018|Leadership, StrategyBlocks|

3 Key Factors in Automating Objectives and Key Results (OKR) What is an OKR? OKR (Objectives and Key Results) relies on setting a framework for near and mid-term goals, where the goal is defined as a clear, specific, and achievable objective. It describes “something I am going to do”, which in itself could form a [...]

The Single Most Critical Change Required to Maximize your Corporate Strategy

By |2019-06-13T16:14:06+13:00October 30th, 2018|Leadership, Strategy planning|

The Single Most Critical Change Required to Maximize your Corporate Strategy   Strategy as part of your culture I have heard it a number of times, from different clients, when they say that “StrategyBlocks has formed part of the fabric of their organization”, or “part of their corporate culture”. Regardless of technology, it means the [...]

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

By |2019-06-13T15:42:10+13:00April 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 [...]

The Wild Side of Corporate Strategy

By |2019-05-28T20:19:47+13:00March 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.   [...]

Marketing lessons from Seth Godin

By |2019-05-28T20:19:56+13:00February 12th, 2018|Leadership, Strategy planning|

Marketing lessons from Seth Godin “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible” - Seth Godin Seth Godin is a best-selling author and entrepreneur and is one of the most prominent and influential names in marketing today. Godin has worked in [...]

The Smart Strategy of HBO

By |2019-05-28T20:20:14+13:00January 23rd, 2018|Business technology news, Leadership|

The Smart Strategy of HBO HBO was founded 45 years ago. It’s almost hard to believe, but even in a cordcutter world, HBO doesn’t plan on going away anytime soon. SNL Kagan estimates that HBO averages about 34 million U.S. subscribers, with more than 2 million of those coming from HBO Now, its direct-to-consumer subscriber [...]

A Bibliophile’s Book List for Strategic Success

By |2019-06-14T12:24:56+13:00January 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 [...]

How to Deal with Unhappy Customers

By |2019-05-28T20:20:58+13:00December 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 [...]