Strategy of Influence

By | June 6th, 2017|Strategic management solutions|

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 those influencers could mean [...]

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 [...]

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

By | March 16th, 2017|Leadership, Strategic management solutions|

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 I have previously looked at the importance of giving people the right skills, as well as transitioning from outdated legacy systems into fully digital solutions. Now it’s time to talk about the need to acknowledge that digital transformation is also [...]

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

By | December 29th, 2016|Strategic management solutions|

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 chaos of holiday activities, parties, employees taking time off, customer needs and untold distractions, [...]

The Core of Strategy

By | September 20th, 2016|Strategic management solutions, Strategy planning|

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 and acts as a lifeblood [...]

The Skills Every Project Manager Needs for Successful Strategy

By | September 17th, 2016|Strategic management solutions|

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 lead a project. Leadership is certainly a key skill in [...]

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

By | August 12th, 2016|Strategic management solutions|

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 business in this way, as a form of warfare, tend to pursue dead-end strategies. In order [...]

How working together is the best strategy

By | August 3rd, 2016|Business technology news, Strategic management solutions, Strategy planning|

Read on to find out how working as part of a team and feeling appreciated can have positive outcomes for productivity.

5 strategies for personal and business success

By | July 29th, 2016|Business technology news, Strategic management solutions, Strategy planning|

Success comes in many forms, but it can be an allusive goal for many. Read on to find out 5 great tips and strategies for success.

Is your social strategy too complicated?

By | July 29th, 2016|Business technology news, Strategic management solutions, Strategy planning|

Read on to find out why keeping a direct, engaging and specific social media strategy is important when it comes to engaging with Generation Y.