Universal Barriers to Sustainable Growth
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Universal Barriers to Sustainable Growth

What keeps many businesses from growing? For larger companies, it is often maturing markets and inflexible organizations that dampen growth. However, closely held and entrepreneurial companies are built for growth. They operate in a world of innovation, rapidly changing technology, and entrepreneurial passion. For these businesses the challenge is not how to grow, it’s how…

Create 7-10 Times Competitive Advantage

Create 7-10 Times Competitive Advantage

Why do some companies excel and others do not? What makes some companies successful while others struggle? We are all looking for competitive advantage. Sustainable competitive advantage is more imperative today than ever before. With inflation, pandemic blues, international turmoil, changing American work perspectives and preferences, and a host of other issues, what is the…

Avoid these Strategy Traps in 2022

Avoid these Strategy Traps in 2022

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it…

The 10 Most Popular Articles of 2021
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The 10 Most Popular Articles of 2021

Many businesses and leadership teams embraced 2021 with optimism, hoping that we would be gaining control over COVID-19. Of course the pandemic would end soon, right? Alas, this was not to be. Still, companies took steps toward normalcy, some returning to offices, some forging new paths in hybrid and remote work models. Many workers decided…

What Is Your One Phrase Strategy for 2022?

What Is Your One Phrase Strategy for 2022?

I have written about this topic a lot! Your one phrase strategy is as important as ever in the midst of our current economy and the ongoing ramifications of COVID-19. Is your one phrase strategy powerful and leading your efforts to recover, grow or pivot? This is a good focus for your upcoming annual planning…

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…