• 5 Strategy Lessons From Bill Gates, Andy Grove And...
    Forbes - Apr 20
    If there were a Mount Rushmore for technological innovation, Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs would be the faces looking outward. The longtime CEOs of Microsoft MSFT +2.86%, Intel INTC +0.68%, and Apple AAPL +2.3% have... Read »
    2 years ago
  • Using A Strategic Road Map To Help Achieve Long-Term...
    Open Forum - Mar 11
    Failing to plan for the long term in your business is like jumping into your car for a long trip without a road map. It's a likely way to lengthen the route to your ultimate destination. To ensure your business heads in the... Read »
    2 years ago
  • Why Capabilities Are Critical For Successful M&A
    Chief Executive - Mar 10
    Every year, somewhere between 50 percent and 90 percent of mergers fail. Deals that once seemed full of promise fizzle, falling short of stated goals; and executives are left scratching their heads, wondering what... Read »
    2 years ago
  • Strategically Planning Your Business’s Long View
    Open Forum - Mar 4
    Very few challenges are as exciting and as complicated as the task of building a strategic plan for long-term growth and sustainability. It's critical to first establish an understanding of the strategic foundation that... Read »
    2 years ago
  • 4 Reasons To Invite HR To Your Strategic Planning...
    Fast Company - Jan 21
    As companies reflect on the successes and failures of the previous year and plan for the year ahead, upper management is busy reviewing strategies and carefully aligning each to the goals and values of their organizations.... Read »
    2 years ago
  • 3 Strategies For Avoiding Holiday Burnout
    Forbes - Dec 2
    Brace yourself. We’re in the final days of 2014, and a lot gets piled into this holiday crock pot: Events and parties, work obligations and family commitments, shopping and preparing. High expectations and a limited amount... Read »
    2 years ago
  • 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 »
    2 years 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 »
    3 years 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 »
    3 years 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 years 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 »
    3 years 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 »
    3 years 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 »
    4 years 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 »
    5 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 »
    6 years ago