Working with a client last year I placed a draft strategy map on the wall. Actually I placed their business model so that they could start to develop their strategy over the top of their business model, once we had the business model correct. The reaction from the...
In the world of strategic thinking and models there are many ways to think about strategy: but there are also several levels. In this post I want to explore three levels or dimensions. Let me take a simple example. Some people are quite keen on the Michael Porter...
During the initial research for my book, “Communicating Strategy” I found a web site that suggested: “You should not communicate your strategy, as it will leak your strategy to the competition”. I was incensed by this idea. I hope you are also, because,...
Line of sight and The golden thread are often talked about but also often confused. For us, they are two different things and the distinction is important. These are both about how individuals and teams in the organisation relate to the organisation’s goals, but in...
In our six stage decision process the decision framing or situation diagnosis stage is one that is easily stepped through too quickly. A move that can be disastrous. A recent client experience highlighted for them, and me, the importance of this stage. Working on...
One of the components of good decision-making is to recognise the level of decision you are dealing with, and particularly levels of sub-decisions, within a decision. In this article we are going to explore ‘Level 2 decisions’ that sit within a top-level...
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