Which is More Critical – Strategy or Execution?
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Which is More Critical – Strategy or Execution?

Have you and your leadership team debated this issue recently? Especially as our recovery is still underway-and so many charges are occurring in consumer behavior and COVID responses. This is on the mind of my clients. So consider this: Would you rather have great execution than superior strategy in your company? I have heard many…

Play to Win: Avoid these Strategy Traps

Play to Win: Avoid these Strategy Traps

We are well into the second Quarter of 2021!  Is your current strategy (from your annual planning session) working as planned?  If not, you are probably creating and/or reviewing your strategy for the rest of this COVID recovery year. I have written extensively in the past on strategy and what it is and is not….

An Often-Neglected Source of Competitive Advantage
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An Often-Neglected Source of Competitive Advantage

The significant transformation of customer behavior continues at full speed today. I have written about this topic in the past, and I think it is time to put it at the forefront again. “Today’s consumer has seized control. Audiences have shattered into fragments and slices. Product differences can last minutes, not years. The new ecosystem…

Critical Question! What Do You Start, Stop, and Keep?
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Critical Question! What Do You Start, Stop, and Keep?

Our challenges today continue to expand and morph into unexpected and unplanned developments. I see many leaders thinking inward and focusing heavily on safety as we adjust to whatever “new normal” comes out the other side.  Do you need to run all the scenarios and be mindful of cash and take care of your people? Yes! Absolutely! However,…

Can Your Company Embrace the 7-70 Rule?
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Can Your Company Embrace the 7-70 Rule?

Are you upset because margins are slipping impacting your company’s overall profitability? AND, at the same time you want to grow your business more rapidly and more profitably? Yes – margins are one of the most important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your business. And irrespective of your industry’s average profitability, we believe your company…

Has COVID Propelled Your Business into the Future?
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Has COVID Propelled Your Business into the Future?

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, business transformations that would normally take years have evolved in months. We have been forced to swap from the physical to the digital world. And, these shifts that began as temporary will most likely become permanent. Many of us have crossed the digital divide this year, and there will be no…