The Interdependency of the Strategic Plan and the Financial Plan

By |2020-06-26T12:54:08+12:00June 26th, 2020|Strategy planning|

The Interdependency of the Strategic Plan and the Financial Plan Back in 2017, a PWC study revealed that 82% of CEOs were concerned about uncertain economic times. This despite an economic climate marked by rapid growth that outpaced even the most bullish predictions. Fast forward to 2020, where we find ourselves in the middle of [...]

The Art of Strategy

By |2020-06-24T15:54:19+12:00June 24th, 2020|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

The Art of Strategy Recently I have been working with a new customer to model their business strategy, and I am delighted with how it has turned out. Why is this such an effective strategic model? It has two important things; balance and symmetry. Benefits of Balance Firstly, there is an excellent parent to child [...]

Strategic Vision Holds the Key to Not Just Survive, But Thrive, in a Post-COVID World

By |2020-05-28T15:37:15+12:00May 28th, 2020|Strategic Portfolio Management, Strategy planning, Transformational Strategic Execution|

Strategic Vision Holds the Key to Not Just Survive, But Thrive, in a Post-COVID World John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." The current global pandemic has brought this concept to life in new ways, as every company is scrambling to recalibrate and learn how to effectively run their [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]