Tag: Fast Strategy

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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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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Strategy & the Need for Speed

Strategy was traditionally considered to be a slow process – just like chess.  However the demands of competing in today’s markets require the opposite. Indeed the ability to speedily devise and implement strategy is itself an important determinant of business success.

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Agility & Strategic Outcomes – The Perils of Rigid Adherence To A Strategy

Winning requires a clever strategy or plan, but that is not enough.  It requires agility too.   You have to respond speedily to the demands of the space in which you must compete.

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Strategy Is Answering The ‘How To Grow Faster?’ Question

We define strategy as the answer to the ‘how to grow faster?’ question.  That is to reflect the number one obsession for most CEO’s and senior executives –  accelerating profitable growth.

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Fast Strategy or Slow Strategy – Its Affect on Your Performance

To facilitate some fresh thinking we get managers talking about strategy that is fast and slow, rather than good or bad.

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Strategy Is Confusing, But The Requirements of Growth Are Not!

Confusion about what strategy is and is not does not help managers in their pursuit of growth.  Here we look beyond the academic approach to what managers need from strategy.

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