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Find Your White Space - Key Attribution Framework

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 18, 2021

When Positioning Systems started in 1998 my intention was to help businesses discover their unique and valuable position. For 20 years I helped business create messages to differentiate from their competition. Jack Trout and Al Ries’ classic marketing book Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind provided this impetus. A classic positioning example was 7-Up’s, The Uncola!

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Topics: strategy, strategy decisions, Strategy - How, Low-Cost Strategy, Differentiation Strategy, Strategy Question, Competitive Strategy, Key Attribution Framework, 3HAG WAY

How to Create Clarity, Growth, Momentum – Your Flywheel

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 15, 2020

Clarity has its rewards.

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Topics: Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, strategy decisions, Strategy - How, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel, bezonomics, brian dumaine

Six Common Strategy Traps & Six Winning Strategy Signs

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 9, 2019

There is no perfect strategy—nothing can guarantee your business a sustainable competitive advantage.

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Topics: strategy, strategy decisions, Playing To Win, Strategy - How, Strategy Traps, Winning Strategy

Why & How Rackspace Changed Its Strategy

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 11, 2019

Can a business with lousy service reverse their strategy to become fanatical about customer support?

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Topics: Switch, change, strategy, strategy decisions, Strategy - How, Rackspace

HOW - STRATEGY LOGIC FLOW DOS AND DON’TS

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 8, 2018

No one would start to play a competitive game without knowing how to win.

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Topics: strategy, strategy decisions, Playing To Win, Strategy - How

Think Through Strategy: Why

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 1, 2018

Few leaders know how to craft an effective strategy. 

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Topics: strategy, Strategy Statement, strategy decisions, Playing To Win, Stategy - Why

Strategy: Playing to Win Step 5 - Management Systems

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Step 5, Management Systems: What Systems Are Required, is the most neglected of the 5 steps to a Winning Strategy.

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Topics: strategy, Execution, strategy decisions, Playing To Win, Managment Systems

Strategy - What Are Your Core Capabilities? Play to Your Strengths

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Sep 19, 2018

What are your business’ core capabilities?

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Topics: strategy decisions, Playing To Win, Core Capabilities, Play to Your Strengths

Strategy – How to Win?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Your businesses Top Line Revenue Growth is a direct result of your Strategy-Decisions.

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Topics: strategy, strategy decisions, Playing To Win, How To Win

Strategy – Where to Play?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 3, 2018

What if your customer told you, “You are the leader, in fact, you don’t have any competitors for what you do and how you do it!”

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Topics: strategy, strategy decisions, Playing To Win, Where to Play

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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