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…

LEADERSHIP

Five Crucial Leadership Metrics

How do we know if we are successful as leaders? What leadership performance metrics can we measure to gauge or compare our success as leaders? These questions have bubbled up in many of my client sessions. Verne Harnish (founder of Gazelles Inc.) published a FORTUNE article a while back on this very topic, which I…

STRATEGY

5 Ways to Avoid Commoditization in Your Business

A common experience many of my clients are facing today is the fear that they have become commoditized. “Commoditization is defined as the process by which goods that have economic value and are distinguishable in terms of attributes (uniqueness or brand) end up becoming simple commodities in the eyes of the market or consumers. The…

LEADERSHIP

5 Crucial Leadership Performance Metrics

How do we know if we are successful as leaders?  What leadership performance metrics can we measure to gauge or compare our success as leaders? These questions have bubbled up in many of my client sessions.  Verne Harnish (founder of Gazelles Inc.) published a FORTUNE article a while back on this very topic, which I…

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…

STRATEGY

Five Ways to Avoid Commoditization in Your Business

Decreasing profits and increasing competition characterize commoditization. This is a fact of life in most industries today for many reasons. In the eyes of your buyers, products and services are less and less differentiated. At the same time, we have seen a significant transformation of consumer behavior. They are more informed about the products and…