Tag Archives: strategy execution

Will It Make the Boat Go Faster?

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”  ~Bruce Lee Sir Peter Blake was a New Zealand yachtsman who won the Whitbread Round the World Race, the Jules Verne Trophy – setting the fastest time around the world of 74 days 22 hours 17 minutes 22 seconds - and … Continue reading

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Championship Tennis and Strategy Execution

Many of us here in the UK are infected with Wimbledon fever!  That magical time of year when the reigning champions face not only each other, but the rising stars of the future. Dynasties can fall and new kings and … Continue reading

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Seeing Beyond the Horizon and Strategic Leadership

The choice between right and wrong is easy; it’s the choice between two rights that takes real courage! I left my Ph.D. degree in marine biology in the mid-70′s to pursue a career in business but to this day I am … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Corporate Culture . . .

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge. ~Daniel J. Boorstin Did you know that there are over 70 different corporate culture assessment surveys? Each one reporting to give you a clear picture … Continue reading

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The Hidden Dimension of Strategy Validation

The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism. ~Paul Ricoeur It is too often the sad truth that the only way we find out whether a strategy was good or bad is … Continue reading

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The Author’s Essential Toolkit . . .

Last week I attended an invitation only conference for authors of published business books.  Over the course of my 30+ years as a global management consultant, CEO and author, I, like many of you, have attended my fair share of … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Strategy, Stupid!

When two organizations adopt the exact same strategy, are in the same industry, compete geography and seek to capture the same customer segment, have equal access to capital, one would expect similar results and performance.  But there is more to … Continue reading

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The CIO’s Invisible Threat

Most CIO’s are well aware of what causes sleepless nights and are actively focusing on solutions and risk mitigation strategies.  The three biggest worries are usually defined as: keeping the system up and running, cyber-security, and migration to digital platforms.  … Continue reading

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The Model T, Modern Cars and Strategy Execution

The Model T Ford revolutionized transportation for the common man, making the automobile, and freedom of movement, available to everyone.  One of the key points of the Model T was its simplicity.  It was built for one purpose only, to … Continue reading

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ATVs and Strategy Execution

The ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle), or Quad Bike as they are commonly known, has revolutionized the world of the outdoorsman. Whether it is hunting, ranching or farm chores, the ATV has become the overwhelming choice for personal transportation and work in … Continue reading

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