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Where is this project taking us?

It’s interesting to see projects that, although are intended to be initiated out of some kind of strategic planning exercise, are often almost pop-up items. Someone raises an opportunity that’s just too juicy to pass by; or, a senior person in the … Continue reading

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It’s the Balance, Stupid

I keep hearing debates about whether organizations should focus primarily on shareholders; or customers; or processes; or people; or something else. They’re pretty animated and pretty opinionated. Which is good, I guess. I think they’re misguided. Well, put another way: … Continue reading

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Strategic Collaboration: A Pain in the Rear?

Often organizations have a strategy to collaborate with others. Each may bring complementary components that offer value for all. It could be in terms of geography, customers, products, processes, and so on.

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Strategy Execution: Bureaucracy versus Back-Doors

One of the points of debate that will arise as strategy development turns to strategy execution is: who will oversee it and how will we address opportunities that come up that weren’t included in the original plan. Additionally, following from … Continue reading

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Programs: A Bridge Between Strategies and Projects

I don’t know about you, but I find that once a group of middle/senior-level leaders takes a set of given strategic priorities and is tasked with execution, they start to open the floodgates with projects. On one hand, this is … Continue reading

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Strategic Abandonment

Please release me, let me go… A situation that often arises in strategic planning is that a select group gets together and comes up with a bunch – hopefully – of good – hopefully – ideas to help meet corporate … Continue reading

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Strategic Initiatives: A Balanced Portfolio

Strategic initiatives should part of a balanced portfolio and be both short and long-term. You need to pay attention to immediate needs but not forgetting the vision. Continue reading

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