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  • 10 Strategy Tips from the Front Line
    on May 12, 2009 in strategy best practices
    “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player and manager Despite the insightful observations of many strategy gurus, the strategic planning process is fra...
  • Organization Lessons from March Madness
    on Apr 30, 2009 in execution organization
    "A player that makes a team great is more valuable than a great player."John WoodenLegendary UCLA basketball coachThe traditional approach to evaluating a basketball player focuses on key offensive and defensive statistics such as a player's points p...
  • What's Your Growth Challenge?
    on Apr 30, 2009 in strategy execution organization
    "Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still."Chinese proverbDespite today's challenging economic environment, forward-looking business leaders can't forget about growth. Why?There are still pockets of growth in the economy (e.
  • The Value of "In the Box" Strategy
    on Apr 30, 2009 in strategy execution
    "Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom."Samuel Taylor ColeridgeAuthorPeople are frequently encouraged to "think outside the box" when faced with a challenging business problem. In theory, this enables novel solutions by...
  • What is Strategy?“Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner. Tactics is getting her to drink it.”Frank Muir, English comedy writerThe word “strategy” is commonly used in business conversations, but frequently misunderstoo...
  • Half Full, Half Empty, or a New Perspective?
    on Apr 30, 2009 in strategy execution problem solving
    "One's first step in wisdom is to question everything -- and one's last is to come to terms with everything."Georg LichtenbergGerman scientist and satiristIs the glass half full or half empty? This metaphor is often used to talk about optimism or pe...
  • Turnaround Process: Flexible Approach for Corporate Renewal
    on Apr 30, 2009 in strategy turnaround execution
    "Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be."John WoodenLegendary UCLA basketball coachIn today's harsh economic environment, businesses can face a wide range of strategic and operational challenges. If the situation is sufficiently severe...
  • Critical Catalysts for Effective Organization ChangeIn these challenging times, executive teams must frequently drive quantum-leap changes in business performance. Unfortunately, these change efforts frequently fall short of their objectives.To maximize the chance of success, executives must ensure s...
  • I Can't Beat Tiger Woods
    on Apr 7, 2009 in strategy turnaround execution
    "However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results."Winston ChurchillFormer British Prime MinisterWhen I go golfing, I visualize how every hole should be played. Power draw off the tee to the right side of the fairway...lof...
  • Welcome to the Breakaway Business Blog
    on Apr 7, 2009 in welcome
    At the most basic level, the long-term value of a company is largely determined by the strategy it pursues and it's ability to execute the strategy.In my 20+ years in consulting and line management, I have seen enormous value enabled by sound strateg...
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