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…

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…