The 5 Qualities of Disciplined Strategic Governance

By | September 27th, 2018|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

The 5 Qualities of Disciplined Strategic Governance Clarity of Communication If people can’t clearly understand the path forward, they will make their own decisions on how best to proceed in business; not all of those decisions will be the right ones. Clearly telling the story of strategy, that engages and animates people into action, provides [...]

Hey, Why Don’t We NOT Reinvent The Wheel Again?!

By | August 27th, 2018|StrategyBlocks|

Hey, Why Don’t We NOT Reinvent The Wheel Again?! Similar to other business units within the organization, here within the Marketing and Communications team, we find there is always some repetition. Whether it’s arranging the logistics for an event, running a campaign or creating beautiful infographics, many fundamental things may begin the same each time. [...]

How Versus Why – Comparing Strategies to Focus Areas

By | July 18th, 2018|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

How Versus Why - Comparing Strategies to Focus Areas Last month I introduced our concept of a 3 dimensional strategy pyramid. To be a complete graphical representation of the complex world of strategic execution, the pyramid requires depth as there are multiple variables needed to measure the quality of execution performance (what we call “strategic [...]

Everyone Needs a Strategy Pyramid

By | June 27th, 2018|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Everyone Needs a Strategy Pyramid   When you Google image search “strategy pyramid” not surprisingly you get a vast amount of results; your browser will be chocka with an array of multicolored representations depicting the best way to illustrate a business strategy. So what do they have in common? Apart from the rampant use of [...]

Strategic Waffle Anyone?

By | May 9th, 2018|Strategy planning, StrategyBlocks|

Strategic Waffle Anyone? The anatomy of a strategic plan is an interesting thing, for the most part they follow a standard approach and framework. At the highest level we have an extremely broad, all encompassing statement. It must be so broad that it encapsulates everything that the organization strives to be and stands for. It [...]

Let’s Talk about the Numbers – Introducing Metrics Zone

By | April 24th, 2018|Strategic management solutions, StrategyBlocks|

Let's Talk about the Numbers - Introducing Metrics Zone A key ‘aha!’ moment when working with new customers is when they visualize the direct relationship between their outputs (directed strategic activities, the things that people do) and the specific outcomes (a key performance metrics or measure) that show the quantified result of those activities. Are [...]

StrategyBlocks Wins 2018 BIG Innovation Award!

By | February 8th, 2018|Awards, StrategyBlocks|

StrategyBlocks is delighted to announce we have been named a winner in the 2018 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group! StrategyBlocks is the leading online strategic management and strategy planning software company for enterprise communication, collaboration and reporting. StrategyBlocks’ SaaS-based platform is highly adaptable, visually creative, and seamlessly integrates with other business [...]

Feature Focus: Calculated Cascading Metrics

By | November 28th, 2017|StrategyBlocks|

Feature Focus: Calculated Cascading Metrics Some people like lists, others like bubble maps or another visual diagram. We love Cascading Metrics. Cascading Metrics mimic how strategy evolves and how we think. It’s a more intuitive way to plan for effective outcomes. Not only does it just make sense, but Cascading Metrics fold multi-part planning into [...]

StrategyBlocks Wins Big at Golden Bridge Awards with Four Awards!

By | August 23rd, 2017|Awards, StrategyBlocks|

StrategyBlocks Wins Big at Golden Bridge Awards with Four Awards!   August has been a great month on the awards front for StrategyBlocks. Today, we’re pleased to share the news that we won not one, but FOUR awards from the Golden Bridge Awards: Gold in Collaboration and Web 2.0 tools Silver in Cloud Computing/SaaS Innovations [...]

We’re Seeing Double With Two Stevies Wins!

By | August 11th, 2017|Awards, StrategyBlocks|

We’re Seeing Double With Two Stevies Wins!   We’re thrilled to share that we’ve been recognized by the Stevies twice over, as bronze winners in the annual International Business awards for both the Best Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution, and the Best Collaboration/Social Networking Solution. StrategyBlocks 4.0 was recognized for the way it enables any [...]