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April 11, 2013

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Digging So Deep We Can’t See the Sun

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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April 4, 2013

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Are You Missing This Critical Person on Your Strategy Team?

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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March 27, 2013

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Visioning (not Vision) and Strategic Planning

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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February 4, 2013

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I don’t want to go on the cart!

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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April 3, 2012

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One HUGE Reason to Do Market Research

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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