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Are You Missing This Critical Person on Your Strategy Team?

April 4, 2013

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Business Strategy Workshops have quite the reputation – formal, difficult, intense.  I get request for business strategy workshop agendas, templates, and ideas (HMMM, maybe I need to put something together for our community . . .).   It’s as if many of us are afraid to just grab some people and start talking; hammer out […]

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Visioning (not Vision) and Strategic Planning

March 27, 2013

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The power of your mind’s eye What will you have created when you have executed your strategy? Can you see your strategy executed well and completed? In your mind, can you see the future state for your business and where you’ll be and what your business will be like when you’ve executed your strategy and […]

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I don’t want to go on the cart!

February 4, 2013

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With all due respect to Monty Python, “I’m not dead yet!” It’s been one hell of a ride the last eight months. I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since the last post.  How time gets away from us sometimes. But the stories I can tell.  Well, the stories I WILL TELL here on […]

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One HUGE Reason to Do Market Research

April 3, 2012

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If I surveyed all of this month’s visitors to the site (and you all answered the survey), I’ll bet we’d end up with a pretty well aligned answer to the “Why do market research?” question.  I’d expect answers like: Identify potential customers Know your customers’ needs and what they value Understand your customer Get feedback […]

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Business Strategy Development (Part 4) – Making the Hard Choices

March 14, 2012

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  Time to choose a path Finishing this critical step in the development of your business growth strategy is a capstone event. Or is it a cornerstone? Well, at any rate, it’s an important milestone in the creating your strategy. Why? Because after this, you’ll be taking your strategy to the street. You’ll be “doing”, […]

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