Let’s Talk about the Numbers – Introducing Metrics Zone

By |2018-11-27T10:49:49+00:00April 24th, 2018|Strategic management solutions, StrategyBlocks|

Let's Talk about the Numbers - Introducing Metrics Zone A key ‘aha!’ moment when working with new customers is when they visualize the direct relationship between their outputs (directed strategic activities, the things that people do) and the specific outcomes (a key performance metrics or measure) that show the quantified result of those activities. Are [...]

Data: The Wind in Your Company’s Sails

By |2018-11-27T10:49:51+00:00September 21st, 2017|Strategic management solutions|

Data: The Wind in Your Company’s Sails Consumers have access to data about themselves now more than ever before. Consider how the Fitbit - or most any other fitness tracker - allows consumers to monitor their weight, how many steps they take in a day, their heart rate and more. This data inspires and motivates [...]

Strategy of Influence

By |2018-11-27T10:49:52+00:00June 6th, 2017|Strategic management solutions|

Strategy of Influence   Influence marketing is like getting an invitation to the biggest party of the year. The guest list reads names from media moguls, to this week’s MVPs, to the rich and famous straight off the Hollywood silver screen. Imagine what getting an invite to that party with the ability to get all [...]

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

By |2018-11-27T10:49:53+00:00April 12th, 2017|Leadership, Strategic management solutions, Strategy planning|

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

New Thinking Is Required For Digital Transformation: Part 3: Competing In An Agile Digital World

By |2018-11-27T10:49:54+00:00March 16th, 2017|Leadership, Strategic management solutions|

New Thinking Is Required For Digital Transformation: Part 3: Competing In An Agile Digital World   By now it’s clear that companies must embrace digital transformation to remain competitive and relevant. I have previously looked at the importance of giving people the right skills, as well as transitioning from outdated legacy systems into fully digital [...]

Strategy Spotlight: How to Manage the Convergence of Holiday Season and Year End

By |2018-11-27T10:49:58+00:00December 29th, 2016|Strategic management solutions|

Strategy Spotlight: How to Manage the Convergence of Holiday Season and Year End   According to the famous holiday song, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for businesses of all sizes, it can also be one of the most overwhelming times of the year. Not only do you have the manage the [...]

The Core of Strategy

By |2018-11-27T10:50:01+00:00September 20th, 2016|Strategic management solutions, Strategy planning|

The Core of Strategy   When we think of the core of an item we think of something that acts as a support upon which everything else can build and evolve. An apple’s core, for example, holds an apple together and provides seeds for future growth. The core of the earth supports the rocks above [...]

The Skills Every Project Manager Needs for Successful Strategy

By |2018-11-27T10:50:01+00:00September 17th, 2016|Strategic management solutions|

The Skills Every Project Manager Needs for Successful Strategy   The role of project manager is critical. This pivotal position can be the difference between successful projects that come in on time and within budget, or complete failure. Whether or not you are a dedicated project manager, there are still opportunities within most organizations to [...]

Battlefield Beliefs Lead to Dead-End Strategies: Why Your strategy Will fail Without a Collaborative Approach

By |2018-11-27T10:50:03+00:00August 12th, 2016|Strategic management solutions, Strategy planning|

Battlefield Beliefs Lead to Dead-End Strategies: Why Your strategy Will fail Without a Collaborative Approach   The word “strategy” is synonymous with the idea of war. With its origins in Greek military terminology, the term conjures up the image of a general devising a battle plan. As StrategyBlocks highlighted in our recent Minutehack article, those who think of corporate strategy or [...]