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Digging So Deep We Can’t See the Sun

April 11, 2013


The question today is can we take it too far? Can we over-analyze ourselves into a corner as it relates to strategy? I think the answer is yes. We can take things too far. We can take business analysis so far that we actually get to a point of confusion, where we lack clarity, or […]

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Are You Missing This Critical Person on Your Strategy Team?

April 4, 2013


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


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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Simple Business Growth Strategy Development (Part 3) – Study

January 10, 2012


  We are well on our way to creating our DIY business growth strategy.  At this point, you are just steps away from cutting through the nebulous, mystical perception of business strategy and having a clear, actionable plan to drive your business forward. What we want is to have a growing, thriving business; to have […]

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Try to Crush Your Own Company – Build a Better Business Strategy!

November 3, 2011


Recently, I lead an international product strategy meeting and completely blew the minds of some of our executive staff. Why?  I used the competition to help us build our business strategy.  Check this out! We probably all know that building a business strategy is important if you want a long-term sustainable and growing business.  And, […]

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