Growth Strategy

The Path To Better Strategy Execution Starts Here

Before we unveil where the path to better strategy starts, let me start with a bold statement. I believe the challenge for leadership in driving better strategy execution comes down to the ability or lack thereof to enlist, capture, and mobilize the emotional energy of organization or teams. This article will zero-in on the starting point…

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The Sales Skill That Differentiates

What’s the latest purchase you’ve made?  How about a recent product or service you bought from a salesperson?  Was the sales professional successful in influencing your decision? If so, chances are that he or she did one thing better than the rest.  I’ll bet they did less talking and more listening – which made you…

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3 Areas Where Leaders Must Be Extra Deliberate With Their Time

It’s been said that nothing worthwhile is ever accomplished overnight.  Virtually everything of real meaning or matter not only requires effort and commitment, but an investment of time.  In particular, it’s really the small investments of time over a longer period of time that add up to something significant. This is where the conversation started…

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The Simple Business Formula That Changes Everything

Any business can have a good year.  The challenge is whether they can do it again. While strategy design is vital to an organization’s growth, this article is less about what is in the strategy binder and more about what you do with it. Dictionary.com identifies the word origin of executive to come from the middle…

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The Key That Unlocks The Door To New Markets [TEMPLATE]

Are you contemplating market expansion for your organization, but aren’t sure how to get access and traction with your product or service?  Perhaps, you’ve expanded to a new market recently, but are not yet resonating with your target audience? When asked ‘what you do and how you’re different’, do you find that your sales, service…

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How To Know When You Have Strategy and Culture In Sync

The age-old debate that argues whether organizations should be heavily or even, exclusively focused towards culture or strategy could not be further from the truth. Have you put more emphasis on strategy or culture in your organization?  Do you feel as if one is more important than the other or are they mutually critical? What…

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3 Ways Portfolio Thinking Transforms Business Strategy

What does the word portfolio mean to you? The phrase portfolio can conjure up thoughts of your personal investment portfolio or even, the person who’s entrusted to oversee your personal assets. The entire first page of search results behind the phrase portfolio management delivers items pertaining to investment services or the ‘art or science of matching investment choices to specific objectives’ within one’s…

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What’s Most Important To You? [The Leader’s Top 12 List]

At the end of this short article, I am going to kindly request 30 seconds of your precious time. Here’s why. Approximately a year ago, I surveyed a large segment of executives, business owners and leaders to hone-in on the top challenges for 2015.  After the opportunity to tally the insight and get ‘under the…

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