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Should You Separate Strategy Development From Strategy Implementation?

At a recent gathering of colleagues we discussed whether strategy could be separated from implementation of that strategy. There was agreement among the group that there are distinct skills between those who focus on strategy and those who implement that strategy. And significant discussion focused on whether or not you can separate the two and […]

Are You Leading or Following the Competition?

The most effective companies are those that lead in their marketplace rather than follow. I’ll give you an example of a “follower” company. I know of one company who, rather than take the lead in their market, would review competitor’s website and then duplicate what they do. They never took the lead in their industry. […]