Are You Ready for Your Strategic Planning?: Part 4: What’s your competitive advantage?
Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it’s about deliberately choosing to be different. Michael Porter Volvo chose to put a stake in the ground on safety. FedEx became the company everyone knew would get their package wherever it needed to…
Are You Ready For Strategic Planning: Part 3 – What is your Vision?
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll We’ve been interviewing C-suite leaders for a white paper on strategy execution. Some of those leaders have…
Are You Ready for Your Strategic Planning?: Part 2-Know the difference you make
Peter Drucker said that every organization needs a “definitive statement about the difference you are trying to make in the world.” Our most recent post included a checklist for knowing your customer. Knowing the answers to the questions on that checklist…
How very wet the water is
Sometimes it feels right to state the obvious as Scarecrow does after falling into the river in L. Frank Baum’s, The Marvelous Land of Oz. A friend of mine recently called me out for stating the obvious in our last blog…
Are You Ready for Your Strategic Planning?: Part 1 – Know Your Customer
“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” Sam Walton How well you know your “one boss” – your customers –…
2016 Q1 Checkup
Create your strategy. Align people to your strategy. Grow faster Position your organization for faster growth by downloading this exercise you can use with your leadership team Dialect Q1 Checkup PDF
Ready Pac Foods Case study
Read about our work with Ready Pac Foods. Dialect Ready Pac Case Study
Ventura Foods Case Study
Read about our work with Ventura Foods.Dialect_VCaseStudy.pdf
Six principles to improve your leadership decisions
Our decisions help define us as individuals and organizations – our great decisions and our poor ones. You can click here to read our article in Smart Business.
How can you allow your employees to be better innovators
In this article, we explore what neuroscience has to say about how we get in the way of innovation. You can click here to read the article.