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Anticipation vs responsiveness

There’s a ton of writing out there on proactive vs. reactive. Whether it is about software development or business development, being proactive and preventing a problem is much preferred over perfecting the ability to deploy resources quickly when a problem erupts.

All of that is, of course, intuitive.

Nonetheless, individuals and organizations still struggle with […]

Are You Prepared for New Competition to Your Business?

It’s easy enough for businesses to track current competition – we know who they are and we can keep an eye on them. But what about future competition to the business? I was working with a client the other day to develop a strategy around better competing in their marketplace; which includes how to […]

The Value of Strategic Workforce Planning

Strategic workforce planning is a process that ensures that your business has the right people in the right jobs at the right time to achieve your expected results. This discipline helps organizations understand their current state, forecast talent gaps, and take the necessary steps to close those gaps. It is a core business process that […]

Getting Strategic Help for Your Small Business

Don’t try to go it alone…look for support.

Too often small businesses don’t consider that they can, and should, have a network of professional support and guidance behind them to help them with their business. I’m talking about either a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board.

First, let’s define each.

Board of Directors: A […]

Keep Your Strategy Simple

So what is it that makes understanding business strategy so difficult and confusing for people?  If a business’s strategy is so fundamental to its growth and indeed survival surely it should be crystal clear for everyone who needs to know about it.

So, who needs to know and fully understand what the strategy is […]