FITBIT Your Strategy

We are going to assume that you do HAVE a strategy that is guiding decisions towards some well-defined goals. You aren't just reacting from one crisis to the next, right? OK then,...   [more >]

Strategy Hack #10….“we’re too small”

Many small organizations have a mistaken sense that, "We're too small for strategy". If anything, small organizations have more reason to attend carefully to strategic planni...   [more >]

Strategy Hacks #9: belief in Big Daddy

A shocking number of individuals and organizations have an irrational belief that others can solve problems for them. They act as if they prefer not to understand and show no inclination to perso...   [more >]

Strategy Hacks #8...don't know = can't do

Sometimes people just don't know any better. No excuse, of course, if you are in a leadership position, but if you don't know that you don't know it is not a surprise that you can'...   [more >]

Strategy Hacks #7......misunderstood risks

A seventh barrier to strategic planning is sometimes hard to identify because it is wreathed in other excuses. Some of these defenses will be patently absurd but still fervently held to be true. ...   [more >]

Strategy Hacks #6......ostriches?

  Today we begin the second set of common excuses for not having an active strategic plan. This set of five are no less common and no less dangerous than those discussed earlier. The best pa...   [more >]

Strategy Hack #5......blind to disruptors

This post marks the half way point in our review of common ways that leaders avoid putting time and resources into strategic planning. In each area I provide a definition, some diagnostics and a ...   [more >]

Strategy Hacks #4.....Organizational Myopia

This series reviews common leadership failings that result in ineffective or non-existent strategy. In each case I suggest a diagnosis and treatment plan that can be initiated by inside change ag...   [more >]

Strategy Hacks #3.....Rear View Thinking

      We have just begun a series analyzing excuses that I frequently hear about why organizations have no functional strategic plan. For each excuse I suggest some diagnostic steps and a t...   [more >]

Strategy Hacks #2…..Box Checked Already?

Over the past few weeks we have collected excuses that attempt to justify non-existent or inoperable strategic plans.  This series will outline diagnoses and treatment plans for these mal...   [more >]

Strategy Hacks #1....Too busy?

Over the past few weeks we have collected the excuses that I hear most frequently attempting to justify non-existent or inoperable strategic plans.  Today we begin outlining treatment pl...   [more >]

Are You Strategic?

  Don't be freaked out by the words. A strategy is just a plan to make something happen. A plan is simply a series of well-structured actions. Actions are small steps organized to ...   [more >]

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