The Essence of Strategy

You’ve done the hard work of clarifying the win for your organization.  And let’s say you’ve even clarified the win for each of the individual components of your operation.  And let’s say that you’ve actually clarified the ultimate win.  You

Strategic Organizations

More and more I’m enjoying The Strategy Paradox by Michael Raynor.  I’m finding so much to wrestly with…maybe that’s not your goal, but I love looking for ways of thinking (and then acting) that moves my team forward.  If you’re

Good Intentions ≠ Good Plan

So when does a strategic planning effort become a good thing?  When it  becomes action.  What is it before it becomes action?  Just plain old good intentions.  In other words, you can painstakingly go through the process of understanding how

Wins Are in the Details

Sometimes we’re tempted to think that we can simply come up with a grand vision…and the rest will work itself out.  Develop a vision that is memorable, succinct and energizing to all…and it will drive you to the place you’re

Spring Cleaning

Great post over the weekend from Seth Godin.  Check it out for some great ideas on the Spring cleaning theme.  I took a few minutes and followed tip #5 and saved some serious cash on one of my less than