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The connection between digital media, (almost) infinite choice and strategy execution

The first questions we ask a client who is interested in using digital media have to do with the quality of their strategy execution processes. In fact, this initial questionnaire is front-loaded with these sorts of questions. Why is this … Continue reading

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Turning TEDxBloomington Ideas Into Action

TEDxBloomington was a great event that brought together local government officials, citizens, students, researchers, celebrities, employees, business owners, to share knowledge about today and ideas for the future. A question that was on many lips and on even more minds … Continue reading

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Why Your Org Chart Might Be Distracting from Strategy Execution

I have been spending a decent amount of time recently with political scientists, behavioral economists and their research. Why? Because they study how groups of people make decisions and get things done. During a talk on group behavior this afternoon … Continue reading

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You Might Be Unstrategic If..

Many people think a good strategy or a strategy process must be complicated. As a result, many organizations either institute highly-complicated strategy processes, or they choose not to institute any at all. Either way, the result is usually not good for … Continue reading

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Does our staff know why we need a strategy?

Does our staff know why we need a strategy? A friend wrote this to me yesterday, hinting at the fact that some people in his organization question the need for strategy. More accurately, these people probably question the usefulness of … Continue reading

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Your business isn’t all about the numbers. The numbers are all about your business.

There is a general spoken and unspoken idea that businesses are all about “the numbers.” I’d like to suggest an alternate idea: Your business isn’t all about the numbers. The numbers are all about your business. Businesses who focus on … Continue reading

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Design, Armies and Organizations

Did you realize that the military has explicitly included design as part of its operational doctrine? Why, you might ask? Here’s what they say: “growing uncertainty, rapid change, increased competitiveness, and greater decentralization. Given these trends, our leaders must expect and be … Continue reading

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McKinsey Survey: Successful Web 2.0 Efforts Make It Everyone's Job

McKinsey and Company recently released the results of their Web 2.0 Global Survey, which showed that organizations are reporting real benefits from their use of Web 2.0 tools internally and with customers and with partners.  I would highly recommend that … Continue reading

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Important Elements of Strategy

The word “strategy” gets tossed around quite a bit, but there is often a lot of confusion about what a strategy is.  So how do we determine what a strategy really is?  One way is to figure out what it … Continue reading

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Social Media and Leadership Decision Making

When organizations first consider the use of social media within their organization, the first thing they do is to make a series of decisions the way they’ve always made them:  they do a bunch of market research to find out … Continue reading

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