Tell a better brand story

Tell a better brand story

The old saying “He who tells the best story wins” has proven true in all areas of life, across the world, and down through the centuries.   But yet, too many business owners fail to apply this principle to their business, and are getting beaten in the marketplace by...
StratOp Phase VI – RENEWAL: What Must Change?

StratOp Phase VI – RENEWAL: What Must Change?

Change Is Certain  For millennia humanity has experienced the certainty of change – for instance Greek Philosopher Heraclitus in the 5th century BC said “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change.”  Change is a given.  Change is certain.  Change is to be...
StratOp Phase V – MANAGEMENT: How Are We Doing?

StratOp Phase V – MANAGEMENT: How Are We Doing?

Focusing On Collective Results Takes Intentionality Patrick Lencioni’s “5 Dysfunctions Of A Team” model captures well the unhealthy behaviors that hold all teams back.  The first dysfunction, absence of trust leads to a fear of conflict; the first two dysfunctions...
StratOp Phase IV – STRUCTURE: What Form Is Right For Us?

StratOp Phase IV – STRUCTURE: What Form Is Right For Us?

Restructuring efforts often fail to deliver hoped for results and many fail outright.  A November 2016 Harvard Business Review – Getting Reorgs Right – article cited a McKinsey survey of reorganizations found that 80% of reorgs “fail to deliver hoped-for-value in the...
StratOp Phase III – ACTION: What’s Important Now?

StratOp Phase III – ACTION: What’s Important Now?

Is your organization able to get the most important things done in the midst of the ‘whirlwind’, the distractions of your day-to-day responsibilities?   Chris McChesney, author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution writes “The real enemy of execution is your day...
StratOp Phase II – PLANNING: Where Are We Headed?

StratOp Phase II – PLANNING: Where Are We Headed?

The Misguided View Of Separating ‘Strategy’ From ‘Planning’ Some argue that ‘strategic planning’ is somewhat of a contradictory term as ‘strategy’ and ‘planning’ are two distinct activities with little connection to each other.  The main argument for such a position...

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