As the year comes to a close, many of us take the time to reflect on the accomplishments for the past year. There would be moments of joy, great pride, and embarrassment. The exercise could be revealing. You learn what has gone well and identify the big, unexpected ‘aha’ ideas…. [More]
When you need to get something done, there are only two ways to go about it. Do it yourself or have someone get it done. When you are short of time, cannot get to the work location, don’t have the skills or tools to do the work, or simply don’t… [More]
Where does your business fit in this diagram? Examine the suggestions in the table below and see what opportunities are there for you to raise the bar.
Connie outlines the 6 steps for strategy formulation. This is part 3 of the 3-part podcast series on strategy.
Strategy serves as a beacon for a business. Connie explains why it is important. This is part 2 of a 3-part podcast series on strategy.
Connie defines what business strategy is. This is part 1 of a 3-part podcast series on strategy.
Complacency is self-satisfaction. It is the result of a successful track record that spurs confidence. When a business is complacent, they are exposed to the following dangers: Settle into a rut of out-dated practice—People become very good at doing the same routine the same old way. They continue to follow… [More]
It was 38 years ago that American Express successfully launched the “Don’t Leave Home without It” campaign to promote its credit card. The campaign was so successful that it built a premium image for its card in consumer’s mind. Today, the slogan may be better suited for the smartphone. According… [More]
A client once said to me, “I am not able to take on more work because I can’t find experienced people.” He didn’t want to hire junior people and train them. The fear is that they would leave for higher pay opportunities after they learn everything. This is like saying… [More]
The strategy for a business defines the scope of product and market the business would pursue. They in turn determine the capabilities required for execution. The business environment is dynamic; opportunities are vast and unanticipated changes could arise any time. A business could steer off course when its strategy is… [More]
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