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Post Category: ‘Strategy: Strategic thinking, Planning & implementation’

A strategy document is different to a strategic plan

A strategy document serves a different purpose to a strategic plan.  Confusion between these different documents causes good strategies to …

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Definitions of strategy: A persistent pattern of behaviour

When a client tells me “We don’t have a strategy”,  I don’t believe them.  I use a simple question to …

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ISO9000:2015 Strategic Direction – A strategy management perspective

Are you planning to upgrade to ISO9000:2015?  If so, this article provides practical advice for organisations wanting to establish and …

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Good consultancy is about how to do things, not simply what to do

Boy was I getting frustrated!  I was reading the latest version of ISO9000:2015 and the link it says organisations should …

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What stops long term thinking and planning in organisations?

One of the things I find as a consultant is the need to discuss with the client “The presenting problem”, …

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Strategy does not exist without tensions

Many years ago I realised something while working with clients on their strategy.  I realised that there were points in …

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Quick consensus suggests bad decisions

According to Peter Drucker, “all the first-rate decision makers I’ve observed had a very simple rule: “If you have quick …

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First choose your approach to strategy, then choose your strategy

In the world of strategic thinking and models there are many ways to think about strategy: but there are also …

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Mind the gap: The perils of strategy mapping

Strategy maps are a very visual tool.  So sometimes small details catch someone’s eye.  However, the picture might be saying …

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