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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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“Is Strategy Killing Your Business?” guest blog by Christiane Wuillamie

There is no strategy without execution,and there is no execution without leadership. Strategies are meant to carry companies onwards and upwards to lofty performance and competitive advantage.  Sadly, in the majority of firms, big and small, strategies are rarely delivered … Continue reading

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Duke the Cat . . . focus and discipline

If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.  ~Mark Twain My brother has a young cat named Duke.  This is one amazing little cat.  First of all he is extremely … Continue reading

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Strategy Execution: Clearing the Confusion on Metrics and KPI’s

The following ideas are taken from my recent book, FASTBREAK: The CEO’s Guide to Strategy Execution, now available on Amazon.co.uk. (Sorry, not yet available on Amazon.com, but coming). “What’s measured improves” ~ Peter Drucker Objectives are by definition high level, qualitative … Continue reading

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