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Strategy Statement Elements Defined – Objective, Scope, Advantage

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 28, 2015

What’s the purpose of developing a Strategy Statement?  For more details on what is a Strategy Statement please read Is Strategy Your Tower of Babel?    

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Topics: strategy, Strategy Statement, strategy decisions

Is Strategy Your Tower of Babel?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Sep 24, 2015

What’s your Strategy?

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Topics: strategy, Strategic Planning, Strategy Statement, strategy decisions

Four Decision Growth Tools – Strategy Yields Top Line Revenue Growth

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Nothing affects your business more than the quality and timing of the decisions you make.  In Execution or Bad Choices – Why Do Businesses Fail we examined the reason most businesses fail. 

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Topics: Business Growth, Core Values, Core Purpose, Strategy Statement, growth tools

One Phrase Strategy – Seven Strata of Strategy

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 9, 2014

In Cascade Your Annual Strategy & Planning we noted statistics from a recent leadership survey reported 92% of CEO’s feel their leadership team can communicate their strategy.   The same survey revealed that only 2% of their leadership team actually could! 

Simplifying your strategy into 35 words or less as we recommend in developing Your Strategy Statement is the first step to accomplishing this intention of a One Phrase Strategy. 

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Topics: Business Growth, strategy, The Advantage, Southwest Airlines, Strategy Statement

Cascade Your Annual Strategy & Planning

Posted by Douglas Wick on Fri, Dec 20, 2013

92% of CEO’s feel their leadership team can communicate their strategy!  The same survey revealed that only 2% of their leadership team actually could! 

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Topics: quarterly meetings, themes, Annual Plan, One Page Strategic Plan, Alignment, Strategy Statement, 3-5 year plan

History Lesson On Clarity – Strategy Statement

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Mar 6, 2013

I’m a history lover and perhaps the story I offer today will not make the same point it made on me.  Hopefully this Civil War recounting will help you understand the value of clarity, the importance of everyone’s oars moving in the same direction, and how despite setbacks you can achieve success through persistence and determination.

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Topics: Accountability, Strategic Discipline, Strategy Statement, CSS Hunley

Can You Say Your Strategy is in 35 Words?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Fri, Mar 1, 2013

What would mean to your business if everyone in your company knew exactly what direction it’s headed toward?

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Topics: Business Vision, The Advantage, Strategy Statement, Can You Say What Your Strategy Is

 

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