Focused Implementation Makes Strategy Become Real

  • January 6, 2017

The best laid plans will go nowhere without a commitment on the part of the management team to implement them with a structured process that can be followed through with over the planning horizon. This is not rocket science, but requires a process outside...

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Article: Salesforce.com and Going Agile

  • January 23, 2017

Salesforce.com is the world leader today in customer relationship management (CRM) software. The former Oracle executives who started the company set a strategic intent at launch in 2007 to become the leader in this market using a software as a service (S...

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Article: Managing for Innovation

  • February 1, 2017

Knowledge workers in today’s tech economy need to be managed such that they can be engines of customer-focused innovation in order for companies to delight their customers.Innovation happens when motivated employees are given clear targets and the freed...

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Set a Strategic Intent to Start your Planning!

  • February 5, 2017

Strategic intent needs to be the beginning point for strategy development. Once you’ve decided this, then the rest of your strategic planning can be accomplished. As Stephen Covey, who is the author of “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” said, “...

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