Category Archives: Strategic Planning

How robust is your talent pipeline? Leaders are getting frustrated because the business is growing and they are facing important challenges in building their capacity. In a recent Manpower poll, 66% of CEOs say the lack of the right skills is their biggest challenge, furthermore, 52% of jobs are going unfilled due to lack of…

Lead Through Change or Muddle Through Chaos

In today’s rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive world the ability to lead and manage change is a key competency that cannot be neglected.  It is shocking therefore how many leaders appear to simply download the “change management” piece to everyone but themselves. Change management (or organizational transformation) includes restructuring, new vision, periods of growth, downsizing,…

How do I communicate strategy?

In my prior article I wrote about the 5 things that you can do to help move your strategy to action.  We appreciate all of the feedback that we received and in response to our readers’ requests I will elaborate the first of the 5 points. One of the things that are critical to stress…

From strategy to execution-or not?

So you have invested the time, energy and resources to put together a strategic plan and you are so proud of the results and outcome. Now what? According to the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative more than 70% of organizations who have a strategic plan do not execute on it? Why do you think that may be? What are…

Connecting Culture to Strategy – by Caroline Samné

Not only do organizations need to be able to define and proactively create their culture they also need to be able to express their strategic orientation and how it connects to the culture.  We tell our clients to heed the warning: you must ensure that you connect your strategy to your culture and ensure that…