Good Strategy Bad Strategy

Game-Changer

What’s the best strategy book I’ve read? Not specifically business strategy, but strategy in general. Think about the following: what’s your strategy? This is the premise of the book, and the reason Mr. Rumelt decided to write a book about strategy.

The Essential Connection Between Strategy and Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Most organizations are seeking solutions to the necessary connections between Strategy and Innovation. Often it is within the strategies that should be outlined, lies the potential new spaces to play for innovation’s design. Strategy informs”.

How Mental Models Drive Strategy, Often For The Worse

Digital Tonto

Why Digital Marketing Strategy is so Hard. [[ This is a content summary only. All Posts Management Mental Models StrategyOur brains are wired to look to the past, not the future. Related posts: We Need To Switch Our Mental Models From Hierarchies To Networks.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. Innovation and strategy are tightly linked.

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship with tenure at industry-leading companies, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs.

A Sniff Test for Strategy

Innovation Excellence

When it comes to developing strategy using the Play-to-Win framework, the most difficult question to answer is “How will we win?” Strategy competition scenario planning

Develop Your Annual Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

As you work through your annual planning, it’s important to consider your annual innovation strategy as well. Preparing Your Annual Innovation Strategy. The first thing to do when preparing an annual innovation strategy is to carefully review what you did in the past year.

The Real Starting Point for Strategy

Innovation Excellence

“If I had the key members of your executive suite all in the same room, would they all be able to articulate the essence of your current strategy clearly and consistently?” I asked the executive vice president of strategy. Strategy play to win Star Fitness Training Strategy Canvas

27 Links to Energize Your Innovation Strategy

BrainZooming

Someone wondered about the range of topics included in the disruptive innovation strategy workshop we delivered recently. 27 Links to Energize Your Innovation Strategy. What is the first innovation strategy question to ask? A Strategy for Predicting the Future More Accurately.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

The Way to Successfully Share a Strategy

BrainZooming

Two junior team members in chief of staff / program manager roles asked how to best align with senior leaders to successfully share a strategy across an organization. The Way to Successfully Share a Strategy. (Adapted from Inside the Executive Suite by Armada Corporate Intelligence).

Biggest Strategy Mistake: Putting All Your Eggs In One Basket

Game-Changer

With that said, a friend of mine is making a strategic blunder for his business: focusing all of his marketing strategy on Facebook ads. As a business leader, imagine focusing your sales strategy on only face to face sales meetings; in a world that is now more digital.

What is Your Career Strategy?

Innovation Excellence

I’ve taken up a new habit of asking successful people I know: What is your career strategy? Strategy career advancement Career Development career path career planning careers jobs

Implementation Strategy – 4 Strategies for Uncertain Times

BrainZooming

In these situations, what implementation strategy makes sense for your business ? We concentrate on suggesting ideas to develop a solid implementation strategy that works for your organization during uncertain times. Implementation Strategy for Uncertain Times.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into why connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization will accelerate innovation - and the three keys to success: open mindset, fast-flow communications, and accelerated decision-making.

Digital Transformation versus Digital Strategy

Braden Kelley

We also asked a simple question: Are you ready to do … Continue reading → Change Design Strategy Technology digital digital strategy digital transformation future people Process technology Tools TrendsIn my last article, Time for Digital Transformation is Now, we looked at the accelerating pace of change, the case for digital transformation, and our evolving interactions with technology.

The Essential Connection Between Strategy and Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Most organizations are seeking solutions to the necessary connections between Strategy and Innovation. Often it is within the strategies that should be outlined, lies the potential new spaces to play for innovation’s design. Innovation Strategy strategic purpose three horizon framewor

Platform Revolution: How Platforms Change Strategy with Geoffrey Parker

Game-Changer

He is the co-author of Platform Strategy , a book about the new competition and how digital platforms change competitive strategy. Check out an accompanying presentation: The new new competition – How digital platforms change competitive strategy from Platform Revolution.

No Innovation Strategy Fits Every Problem, So You Need To Work With Full Toolbox

Digital Tonto

The truth is that every innovation strategy fails eventually, because there are always new problems to solve. Related posts: Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail. All Posts Management Innovation Innovation Matrix Strategy

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

In this session, you will learn: How to link innovation, especially open innovation, to corporate goals and strategies. How to navigate different opportunities and methods for open innovation to get alignment with your strategies.

10 Strategies: How to Learn Advanced Concepts Fast

Game-Changer

One such learner I found is Siraj Raval , a very well known developer and prolific YouTuber who recently shared 10 strategies he uses to learn advanced concepts as fast as possible! His 10 Strategies are: Find a reason to learn.

Getting Clear on Your Strategy

Innovation Excellence

“If I had the key members of your executive suite all in the same room, would they all be able to articulate the essence of your business strategy clearly and consistently?” ” I asked the executive vice president of strategy.

Don’t Start Strategy with SWOT

Innovation Excellence

It’s Time to Retire This Old-School Tool -- Over the past few years of helping organizations develop new strategies, I’ve become aware and rather alarmed at a prevalent pattern, one which I find counterproductive, even detrimental, especially in these times of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity). It concerns the starting point for strategy work: nearly every time I begin working. Strategy Analytical Tools business tools SWOT SWOT analysis

The Play-to-Win Strategy Canvas v3.0

Innovation Excellence

Over time, the canvas has evolved as I learned more and more about the art and discipline of strategy facilitation…what people struggle with most, where the resource of time is best spent, Strategy Strategic Planning

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul will provides keys to effective leadership when open innovation is part of our innovation strategy. Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation.

The Whole Foods Strategy…Isn’t (Whole)

Matthew May

The Trader Joe’s strategy is rock solid, and the proliferation of the brand (not to mention top and bottom line growth) is proof positive. So, Whole Foods is taking a Trader Joe’s strategy in launching its 365-brand stores. The Whole Food strategy isn’t a whole strategy.

Three Ways Diversity Boosts Your Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

The post Three Ways Diversity Boosts Your Innovation Strategy appeared first on IdeaScale. Many voices lead to greater innovation. What does diversity have to do with innovation? Some may argue the two are just buzzwords, but they’d be wrong.

The Magic Question of Strategy

Innovation Excellence

Your grand strategy seems airtight on paper. Strategy competition Customer Segmentation Effective Leadership Roger MartinYou’ve arrived at a winning aspiration. You’ve honed in on an open and attractive segment in which to play.

A Strategy Test: Does It Nest?

Matthew May

A few days ago, as I was waiting for an item I purchased in my local Apple store to be brought out to me from the back of the store, I had the opportunity to observe Apple’s frontline strategy be played out in front of me. You may have a great corporate strategy at the top of the organization.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

Th e advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for your situation, You Should. In 1998, when I was running the strategy group at Hewlett-Packard (HP), we invited Clayton Christensen, the iconic Harvard professor who wrote The. Was it part of Apple’s strategy?

Implementation Strategy – How to Create Strategy for Results

BrainZooming

We were discussing our approach for developing a specific business strategy. After completing their strategic plan a few months earlier, we’re now fleshing out a successful implementation strategy for an initiative they spelled out in the plan. We were on the phone a client.

Passing 100 Strategy Blogs: Innovation for sustainability is complex but has a global interest.

Norbert Bol

Today I am writing my 100th blog post on Strategy Blogs. When I started to blog about strategy, innovation and sustainability, I had no experience in blogging. It is my ambition to contribute with my Strategy Blogs to the topic of innovation for sustainability.

A 5-Level Collaboration Strategy Approach

BrainZooming

We’ve written about the importance of signaling collaboration strategy preferences when you and team members are working remotely. A 5-Level Collaboration Strategy Approach. This collaboration strategy idea is still in the Brainzooming R&D lab.

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture

BrainZooming

We see seven keys to creating an innovative workplace culture where individuals are able to meaningfully contribute to the organization’s innovation strategy. It’s vital to point your innovation strategy in a direction. What is the first innovation strategy question to ask?

Creating a Culture of Innovation — Validating Success with Numbers

utilizing a winning strategy will make it worthwhile. these proven strategies, they will. Culture of Innovation” strategies. Creating an innovation strategy, paired. Creating a CULTURE OF. INNOVATION — Validating. Success WITH NUMBERS.

Business Model Strategies & Tools for Disruptive Digital Innovation

Leapfrogging

Here are 5 Business Model Strategies and Tools for Strategic Business Growth. Do we need a new strategy and business model? Here are five strategies that can help anyone reign in the chaos and drive business model innovation: 1. Want Disruptive Digital Innovation?

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5 Ways to Open Branding Strategy to Multiple Marketing Agencies

BrainZooming

We have designed several branding strategy scopes of work recently where the available time between developing strategy and implementation is tight. 5 Ways to Open Branding Strategy to Multiple Marketing Agencies. Provide full visibility into all strategy development processes.

How do you Create an Annual Innovation Strategy?

IdeaScale

It’s a brand new year, which means it’s time for a brand new annual innovation strategy for your organization. Perhaps you’ve been working on your annual strategy since before we entered this new year, or perhaps you just now have the bandwidth to really confront it.

Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Innovation is no longer a choice, it is a necessity to stay ahead of the competition, and an agile strategy can help you achieve it. “It’s This allows management to focus more on strategy and less on micromanaging. Innovation Management Innovation Strategy

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Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Strategies for getting to commitment, not consensus. Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers.