Category: Fast Strategy

Strategy meets Execution

Strategies succeed or fail at the point of execution.  Here we examine some of the principles of effective execution.

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3 Tests of the Strategic Leader

Strategy is an important measure of the leader.  That is to say that the strategy says a lot about the leader – it indicates just how successful they are likely to be.  Here we examine the 3 tests of the strategic leader.

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Strategic Leadership: The Key to Sustained Success

For companies to enjoy sustained success their managers need to break free of the day-to-day busyness and think strategically.  A key step in the transition from manager to leader.

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What Does Your Strategy Reveal About Your Leader?

Your organization’s strategy says a lot about its leadership – the level of ambition, the clarity of focus, the mind-set of the team and the potential for growth. So the question is: ‘What does your strategy reveal about your leader?’

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The Measure of Great Strategy Performance

A lot has been written about what strategy is and is not – about what makes a good strategy and indeed why successful strategies are so rare. However much of what has been written has had the effect of adding to rather than taking from the level of confusion surrounding the topic. Here we seek to distil the essence of strategy.

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New Thinking About Old Strategy

Einstein famously said that today’s problems won’t be solved by the same thinking that created them. The same applies to strategy.  The problems with strategy – the failure rates, the length of time it takes, and so on, demand a new mindset.

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The Problem with Strategy

Strategy is a troublesome topic.  Here we identify 6 problems associated with the traditional approach to strategy and the case they build for a new approach.

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Strategy – The 4 Killer Flaws & How To Avoid Them

More strategies fail than succeed.  However the causes of failure are no surprise.  Here we explore the 4 killer flaws of strategy and how to avoid them.

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The Many Barriers To Growth

In business standing still is not an option.  Yet many managers fail to address the factors that can stall growth and prevent change.  Tackling the structural and cultural barriers to growth is key to success.

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Strategy – Is Your Head in the Clouds?

In a nutshell here is the problem with traditional strategy: it is all to often divorced from reality.

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