Achieving 20/20 Strategic Vision In 2020

By |2019-12-10T13:50:50+13:00December 10th, 2019|Leadership, Strategic management solutions, Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Achieving 20/20 Strategic Vision In 2020 Change, by its very nature is disruptive. Having worked in the business of strategy for well over a decade, we see firsthand how tumultuous it can be to undergo change within an organization. The reality is that most change is positive, even if sometimes the process feels rough. Change [...]

Transformational Strategic Execution: Creating A Model Of Vision

By |2019-11-29T09:32:31+13:00November 28th, 2019|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Transformational Strategic Execution: Creating A Model Of Vision Transformational Strategic Execution Last month I introduced the 4 facets that together form the concept of Transformational Strategic Execution: a new way we are thinking about business strategy. It is ‘transformational’, because it is accepting the inevitability of change and embracing it in a positive, forward-looking manner. [...]

Is Organizational Commitment The New Gold Standard?

By |2019-11-07T14:41:19+13:00November 7th, 2019|Culture, Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Is Organizational Commitment The New Gold Standard? The age of digital disruption has changed much more than just the way companies incorporate technology or deliver goods and services to customers. It’s also changed the way we think about the places we work and our relationship to our colleagues and the brands we represent. Practically gone [...]

The 4 Facets Of Transformational Strategic Execution

By |2019-10-25T13:35:06+13:00October 25th, 2019|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

The 4 Facets Of Transformational Strategic Execution For the last few months my blog series has been discussing strategy over the decades. Through the years numerous strategic practices and methodologies have come and gone, but there are also those that have stood the test of time and morphed into newer ideas still in practice today. [...]

The Decade Of Great Tech: Agile Strategy Management Software

By |2019-09-27T14:12:38+12:00September 27th, 2019|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

The Decade Of Great Tech: Agile Strategy Management Software The Twenty Tens The start of the twenty tens was a pretty miserable time economically. We were on the other side of the Global Financial Crisis, but its effects were far from over. World trade volume and world GDP growth were consistently flat and comparatively low [...]

Learning Organizations And Its Role In Business Strategy

By |2019-08-30T14:43:19+12:00August 29th, 2019|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Learning Organizations And Its Role In Business Strategy The Ohs How do you refer to the decade from 2000 to 2010? My personal favorite is the ‘ohs’, so from here on that is what I am going to use. It was a turbulent time for the world, we all witnessed the tragedy of September 11, [...]

Strategy Planning: The Emergence Of Strategic Self-Directed Teams

By |2019-07-30T15:21:42+12:00July 30th, 2019|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Strategy Planning: The Emergence Of Strategic Self-Directed Teams The World Wide Web Early in the 1990’s, the “web” was fully released to the world. It was fundamentally a collection of linked hypertext documents, indexed and accessible to a vast number of networked computers. For many, the internet ushered in the “information age” a new way [...]

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

By |2019-06-27T09:57:38+12:00June 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 [...]

Strategic Planning in the Groovy 1970’s

By |2019-06-04T11:35:27+12:00May 30th, 2019|Strategy planning|

Strategic Planning in the Groovy 1970's Last month we covered strategic planning in the swinging Sixties and I discussed Peter Drucker’s philosophy “Management by Objectives”. MBO still has concepts that have survived the decades and continues to offer some value to modern information age companies. However, in the 1970’s, “strategy” started to become a popular [...]

Strategic Fashion Through the Decades, The Swinging Sixties

By |2019-06-11T14:36:07+12:00April 29th, 2019|Strategy planning|

Strategic Fashion Through the Decades, The Swinging Sixties The 1960’s Before we turn our attention to the future of business strategy, I want to start by looking back to the past, starting with the swinging sixties: Elvis Presley, landing on the moon, the Cultural Revolution. The first application of an industrial robot was even introduced [...]