• How Entrepreneurs Must Prepare For The Unthinkable
    Forbes - Nov 20
    Most entrepreneurs are so convinced that they are the disruptive element, they fail to anticipate that unknown facts or events can and will occur to disrupt their own well-laid plans. While it’s true that there is no way... Read »
    1 week ago
  • How To Leverage Succession Planning To Drive...
    Switch and Shift - Oct 30
    Talent management professionals design succession management/talent review processes that help leaders set, monitor and recalibrate their efforts to align people and strategy. Yet there is a great opportunity for... Read »
    4 weeks ago
  • Your Company’s Purpose Is Not Its Vision, Mission...
    HBR - Sep 3
    We hear more and more that organizations must have a compelling “purpose” — but what does that mean? Aren’t there already a host of labels out there that describe organizational direction? Do we need yet... Read »
    2 months ago
  • Raising The Red Flag On Strategy
    Forbes - Aug 13
    Of the most used and least understood terms in business (and life) today, “strategy” sits atop the heap. I’m a self-confessed news junkie, hitting up numerous sites throughout the day for my latest fix. Today I have... Read »
    3 months ago
  • 3 Myths That Kill Strategic Planning
    HBR - May 7
    In its simplest form, strategic thinking is about deciding on which opportunities to focus your time, people, and money, and which opportunities to starve. One of history’s greatest strategic thinkers, Napoleon Bonaparte... Read »
    6 months ago
  • Are You Confusing Strategy With Planning?
    HBR - May 2
    Most people agree that the two strongest human urges are survival and procreation, but there is very little consensus on the next most powerful. I believe it’s the need to succeed. Humans hate to fail — hate it more than... Read »
    7 months ago
  • 4 Tips For Better Strategic Planning
    CEO.com - Oct 1
    No great strategy was born without careful thought. That’s why the process of planning a strategy itself is an important vehicle for setting priorities, making investment decisions, and laying out growth plans. But for... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Business’s Real Problem: Uncertainty
    Fortune - Aug 8
    It's hard for corporate chiefs to plan for the future when they're waiting for a closetful of shoes to drop. Read »
    2 years ago
  • Build a Flexible Business Plan
    HBR - Mar 30
    Tony Tjan, managing partner of Cue Ball, outlines the key components on which entrepreneurial executives must focus. Read »
    3 years ago
  • Planning For Your Next CEO
    Forbes - May 10
    It's high time for boards to get succession planning right. Read »
    4 years ago
  • Strategic Planning is Dead – Long Live Strategy...
    Fast Company - Mar 31
    It is still critical to establish and communicate the strategic direction for the firm. And it is even more critical to align all the elements of the living corporate body to perform in ways that ensure the organization... Read »
    4 years ago
  • Flaws in Strategic Decision Making: McKinsey Global...
    McKinsey Quarterly - Jan 1
    Irrational thinking doesn’t just affect individual economic decisions; it affects corporate strategic planning as well. These results highlight the practices of companies that have made successful strategic decisions—and... Read »
    5 years ago
  • Strategic Activism and Nonmarket Strategy
    Kellogg Insight - Sep 29
    When firms become the target of activists... Read »
    6 years ago
  • How to Improve Strategic Planning
    McKinsey Quarterly - Aug 31
    It can be a frustrating exercise, but there are ways to increase its value. Read »
    7 years ago
  • Going from Global Trends to Corporate Strategy
    McKinsey Quarterly - Aug 2
    Will your business catch them before they catch it? Read »
    8 years ago