competitive advantage

STRATEGY

Six Common Signs of a Winning Strategy

As we move into 2020 you are probably creating and/or reviewing your strategy for the upcoming year. I have written extensively in the past on strategy and what it is and is not. In December I wrote about Six Common Strategy Traps.  Now I want to discuss the opposite focus – signs of a winning…

STRATEGY

7 Simple Decisions that Drive Your Strategy

In today’s environment, good execution and good operations aren’t enough. You may manage the day-to-day profitably and solve problems as they happen. But many companies often stagnate. Competition becomes stronger and clarity on differentiation becomes fuzzy. Simply put many companies lack a clear strategy. Can you state your company’s strategy simply?  Is it driving sustainable…

STRATEGY

X-Factor? What is that?

Why do some companies excel and others do not? What makes some companies successful while other struggle? We are all looking for competitive advantage. Companies that have found it usually have identified their X-Factor. X-Factor? Your X-Factor comes from creative innovation and dynamic brainstorming to help your company develop a 7-10 times advantage over other…

STRATEGY

Seven Simple Decisions that Drive Your Strategy

In today’s environment, good execution and good operations aren’t enough. You may manage the day-to-day profitably and solve problems as they happen. But many companies often stagnate. Competition becomes stronger and clarity on differentiation becomes fuzzy. Simply put many companies lack a clear strategy. Can you state your company’s strategy simply?  Is it driving sustainable…

LEADERSHIP

Increase Your Ratio of We’s to I’s

Building a Unified Leadership Team is the “prime directive” for success in any business endeavor. You remember “prime directive” don’t you? It was the Star Trek crew’s one rule or action to follow irrespective of the world they explored.  Their prime directive was “never interfere with the natural evolution of any planet or civilization.” Star…