Diversity in the Workplace: Overcoming the Analysis Paralysis

By | September 12th, 2017|Leadership, Strategy planning|

Diversity in the Workplace: Overcoming the Analysis Paralysis Corporate diversity is always a hot topic, regardless of industry. As I recently discussed on M&M Global, the creative world took its turn in the hot seat at the annual Cannes Lions conference earlier this summer. A major theme of the event, creatives are well aware of [...]

Is Your Strategic Plan Due for a Checkup?

By | August 1st, 2017|Strategy planning|

Is Your Strategic Plan Due for a Checkup?   How often do you review the health of your strategic plan? If you’re like many, then you probably don’t spend as much as time as you should. After all, it’s easy to get stuck in your day-to-day routine at work. However, the benefits of scheduling regular [...]

The Business of Content Strategy

By | July 31st, 2017|Leadership, Strategy planning|

The Business of Content Strategy   Building a successful content strategy is at the center of growth and opportunity. Without compelling content, our stories and messages will not reach our intended audiences. Over recent weeks, we have been hearing a lot about Netflix’s cancellations of two of its original series. This comes on the heels [...]

Three Tips for Successful Risk Management

By | July 20th, 2017|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Three Tips for Successful Risk Management   Organizations are becoming more advanced, and given the increasingly digital and interconnected global environment, business risks are occurring with greater frequency and velocity than ever before. In a report by Rapid Ratings, when asked if executives had faced significant supply chain issues or risk events in the last [...]

The Fading Art of Implementation

By | July 12th, 2017|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

The Fading Art of Implementation   Organizations invent strategies as though their livelihood depends on it –which it does. So why, then, if strategy is so imperative to company and personal success, does strategic implementation get left behind, even when tasks, assignments, and inquiries come from all sides and seem to demand immediate attention? The [...]

The A to Z of Strategy

By | June 16th, 2017|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

The A to Z of Strategy   We get it, sometimes you don’t have the time to read a whole book about strategy. So we’ve taken the time to sum it up in one easy guide. Read on for the complete A to Z of strategy planning, management and execution - and as always, happy [...]

Perhaps The Greatest Strategic Business Decisions of all Time

By | May 18th, 2017|Leadership, Strategy planning|

Perhaps The Greatest Strategic Business Decisions of all Time   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 [...]

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

By | May 11th, 2017|Strategy planning|

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

May The 4th Be With Your Strategy

By | May 5th, 2017|Strategy planning|

May The 4th Be With Your Strategy   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 [...]

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

By | April 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 [...]