Our Perspectives

Our latest contribution on growth, execution, simplification and related business topics.

October 2016

Companies spend significant resources on strategic planning every year.  Six months to a year into it, many find out that they are no closer to executing their strategy and achieving results than […]

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September 2016

The purpose of strategic controls is to track progress toward the fulfillment of the strategy or confirm its continued validity and take corrective action if needed. The objective is to act on […]

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August 2016

The main purpose of performance management is to ensure that the business strategy is executed as planned. Performance management seeks to guide and motivate company employees to make decisions and behave in […]

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February 2016

Consider a CEO facing any of the following strategic imperatives: a new strategy shift, moving into a new market, a breakthrough innovation, a merger or acquisition, downsizing due to industry overcapacity, radical […]

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December 2015

Strategic planning is an important tool of strategy execution that translates strategy into operations.  Operations are where execution takes place, resulting from thousands of decisions and actions by the employees. Linking strategy […]

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October 2015

A key moment of truth between the company board and its executive leadership is the Performance Commitment – an agreement that represents the actions that will be taken, the financial implications, and […]

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September 2015

The problem with strategic initiatives is that all too often they are not strategic.  What they aim for is not always clear.  They focus on superficial issues and never get to the […]

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August 2015

Critical success factors (CSFs) are the factors or activities necessary for the business to be successful.  Knowing your organization’s CSFs is extremely important because it allows management to devote the resources of […]

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July 2015

SWOT Analysis is a core tool of the strategic planning process.  Its purpose is to identify a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.  In its basic form, it may appear trivial and limited.  A […]

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June 2015

The strategic planning process translates the long-term objectives of the firm into short-term “strategic” operating initiatives. In so doing, executive management must build company-wide consensus to get managers and employees onboard.  Unquestionably, […]

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