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 [...]

See Strategy Planning As A Waste Of Time? Think Customer-First

By | May 11th, 2017|Strategy planning|

Believe it or not, executives and corporate strategists alike tend to think the majority of time spent on strategic planning  is wasted. This may seem surprising, until you understand why. The reason these key leaders - who should be deeply invested in strategy - often see it as pointless effort is because their strategic plans [...]

May The 4th Be With Your Strategy

By | May 5th, 2017|Strategy planning|

Star Wars is a marketer’s paradise, appealing to multiple generations and capturing the attention of consumers to the tune of billions of dollars. It has done such an impressive job of winning the hearts and minds of so many, that it has been awarded its own day - at least in the lexicon of pop [...]

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 [...]

How To Bring the ‘Sexy Back’ to Your Strategy

By | March 28th, 2017|Leadership, Strategy planning|

In a recent article with M&M Global, we discussed Justin Timberlake and what he brings to the table in terms of strategy.  As a former Star Search contestant, ex-alum of the Mickey Mouse Club, boy band phenom, and singing and movie star sensation his long-term success certainly shows he knows how to bring ‘sexy back” [...]

The Best of Corporate Strategy & Execution

By | March 20th, 2017|Leadership, Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Business change can be hard. Everything from managing the disruption of digital transformation, integrating agile business practices, building a culture of innovation or shifting business priorities to monetize new revenue streams, requires significant change throughout the entire operation. That’s why many companies have relied on organizational methods and strategy-making processes for years, in order to [...]

Stop Planning, Start Executing

By | February 8th, 2017|Strategy planning|

We’re in the business of strat planning here at StrategyBlocks, so it might strike you as odd that we are willing to tell you enough is enough. Of course it is all well and good to have a perfect and meticulously laid out strategic plan for your business, but what good is that plan if [...]

Why Brand Equity Should Be A Part Of Every Business’ Strategy

By | January 24th, 2017|Strategy planning|

Brand equity has become a widely used term in the marketing industry over the past decade. Defined as a brand’s commercial value, or a brand’s ability to create a lasting and positive differential response in the marketplace, brand equity is more than just a buzzword or a marketing cliché. In fact, defining and developing brand [...]

The Demise of Strategic Planning: How to Face The Future of Strategic Agility

By | January 7th, 2017|Strategy planning|

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates If you listen to the experts, strategic planning is dead - at least in the traditional sense. For years, strategic planning centered on defining and setting into concrete long-term strategy to meet [...]

Strategic Communication Is Key

By | January 3rd, 2017|Strategy planning|

We humans love stories. All across the globe, children delight in going to bed every night, being tucked in by their parents, snuggling up and flicking through their favorite picture book. Adults are no different – when they grow up they still crave compelling narratives to make sense of the world.  Yet many organizations forget [...]