Crafting a People Strategy

Cascade Strategy

David Doe , VP of Talent Strategy and Excellence at Shell, joined us for World Strategy Day 2022. In his session, “Crafting a People Strategy,” he covered the main questions regarding this topic: Cascade News Strategic Insights for leaders

Disruption is not a strategy

Idea to Value

The main problem is that companies that deliberately set out to disrupt and industry usually think that being different from the incumbents and aggressive in their marketing is a sound strategy, because they can point to the disruptors above as examples that it works.


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Innovations linkages to Strategy is vitally important

Paul Hobcraft

as a conversation between us, where we emphasise the important linkage between innovation and strategy. We need to resolve that issue within any innovation activity, it needs a “tight” linkage to strategy. Strategy informs”- it has to be explicit in its goals and intent.

From Strategy To Elevator Pitch

Cascade Strategy

Lesley Hawkins , VP of Retail at Adidas, joined us for World Strategy Day 2022. In her session, “From Strategy To Elevator Pitch,” where she talked about a subject that has taken her about 30 years to refine: how to build a strategy that can be easily explained in a 30-second elevator ride.

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Strategy Evaluation - Process Guide

Cascade Strategy

Strategy Evaluation Process, An Overview. The process of strategy evaluation is often overlooked in the overall strategic management process. Strategic Analysis & Evolution

Strategy Dictionary: The Definitive Strategy Jargon Guide for 2022

Cascade Strategy

An Overview of the Strategy Dictionary. Strategy isn't a science. There are frameworks, guides, and common semantics - but ultimately strategy is the art of creating a direction for your organization, then doing whatever it takes to get there. Strategy Execution

The Ansoff Matrix: 4 Growth Strategies Explained (With Examples)

Cascade Strategy

Pros : Simple to use and easy to understand, helps stakeholders understand the level of risk associated with different strategies. Strategy FrameworksTL; DR Summary.

Strategy Without Purpose Will Always Fail

Digital Tonto

We usually think of strategy as a rational, analytic activity, with teams of MBA’s poring over spreadsheets or generals standing before maps. Strategy without purpose is doomed to fail in the end, however clever the calculations, because eventually the real world will intrude. In the real world, strategy is not a game of chess, in which we move inert pieces around a board. For a strategy to be meaningful, it needs to speak to people’s values, hopes, dreams and ambitions.

Aligning Functional Strategy with Corporate Strategy

Cascade Strategy

Corporate business and functional strategies. Strategy can be divided up into three distinct strategy levels , which can add some complexity to strategy alignment within an organization

Strategy Is As Strategy Does - StrategyFest Recap

Cascade Strategy

What is strategy, other than a deep philosophical question that sends most of us soul-deep in self-reflection

The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

4 Tangible Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

Cascade Strategy

An Overview of Employee Engagement Strategy. Strategy ImplementationJust about every organization in the world recognizes the benefits of high employee engagement. It's the secret sauce that can help drive improvements to almost every aspect of your operation.

Hope Is Not A Strategy

Cascade Strategy

If your company is adopting a wait and see strategy for survival and growth, then prepare now to lose your business. Creating Your Strategy

3 Strategies To Overcome Resistance To Change

Digital Tonto

Through sound strategies, you can learn to leverage opposition to further your change initiative. For those who are adamantly and irrationally opposed to an initiative, there are proven strategies that help lead them to discredit themselves.

Change 133

What is strategy?

Cascade Strategy

Here is a fun fact about strategy

Engagement Strategy Plan: The 5 Step Process

Cascade Strategy

If you have a strategy, then you need employee engagement strategies. Strategy ImplementationStrategic engagement plan process overview.

Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Bauer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

Good Management Is Not Good Strategy. Here’s What Is:

Digital Tonto

One of the most annoying things I hear from leaders is that “we had a great strategy, but just couldn’t execute it.” If you can’t execute it, it’s not a great strategy. [[ This is a content summary only. All Posts Management Leadership Strategy

Strategic Project Management is Key to Executing Strategy

Cascade Strategy

Creating Your StrategyWhat is Strategic Project Management? Strategic Project Management (SPM) defines how a project may benefit a company's efficiency and strategic plan as a whole. It is the process of thinking about your Projects in light of their connection to your strategic plan.

Corporate Strategy: The Four Key Components

Cascade Strategy

What is corporate strategy? Corporate strategy is arguably the most essential and broad ranging strategy level within organizational strategy. For context, other strategy levels include business strategy and functional strategy - more on those later!

Strategy Development: The Key Principles

Cascade Strategy

There is no right or wrong way to build a company strategy. That was very clear at the 2021 Strategy Fest where we heard a range of different speakers bring their own perspectives, tools, and frameworks to the table that have worked for them in the past.

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Thinking about innovation and strategy

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been asked several times lately to write about, or perhaps more specifically, to opine about, innovation strategy. Strategy Definition Strategy, on the other hand, is an entirely different beast. Strategy is often difficult to define.

Strategy Fest Recap- The 6 Themes of Strategy!

Cascade Strategy

The Strategy Fest was a one-day extravaganza that was months in the making. From an idea on the back of a napkin to a global event that brought together business leaders from around the world to discuss what strategy means to them. – What an experience that was.

Organize innovation to fit your strategy & culture.


That’s because they try to apply processes and structures that don’t fit their business strategies and cultures. It reminded me how important it is to highlight the ultimate organizational design principle: Structure follows strategy.

Strategy Diamond: An Introduction

Cascade Strategy

Introduction to the strategy diamond. There are no perfect strategic plans

Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

Bridging the Gap Between Strategy and Reality

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Whynde Kuehn, author of the new book Strategy to Reality. Change Strategy authors Books Business Authors InterviewsWhynde Kuehn is the Founder and Managing Director of S2E Transformation.

How to formulate a strategy

Cascade Strategy

An overview of strategy formulation. Formulating a comprehensive strategy sounds like a herculean task

Digital Transformation Strategy: What Most Strategies Ignore

Cascade Strategy

Digital transformation strategies aim at converting organizations, their assets, and their processes to a digital environment as easily and holistically as possible.

Strategy vs Tactics - What's the Difference?

Cascade Strategy

Either way, we're here with the definitive guide to the difference between strategy and tactics. Creating Your StrategyYou've probably heard these two terms used in various business contexts over the years. And perhaps you didn't really give them much thought.

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

Aligning functional strategy with corporate strategy

Cascade Strategy

Strategy can be divided up into three distinct strategy levels , which can add some complexity to strategy alignment within an organization. There are plenty of articles out there that explain what each strategy level is, but things become quite vague when it comes down to how these different levels actually connect together and support each other. Strategy Levels

How Businesses Can Plan and Execute Climate Strategies

Business and Tech

Pure Strategies provides customized sustainability solutions to help companies set sustainability goals, engage suppliers in supporting those goals, redesign products and packaging, address agricultural impacts, and track and measure progress.

6 Steps to Successfully Execute a Strategy

Cascade Strategy

The hardest thing about “Strategy” isn’t the planning phase but the execution phase. Strategy Execution

The 6 Best Business Strategy Examples I've Ever Seen

Cascade Strategy

I previously wrote an article about why so many strategies fail. I want to share with you my personal top 6 picks for the best business strategy examples of all time. Creating Your StrategyHere though, I want to focus on the flip-side of that coin.

The Modern Supply Chain: Global Challenges and Best Practices

Speaker: Bart Huthwaite - Principal, RSM, Operations and Supply Chain

Fueled by innovation and modernization, Bart Huthwaite will unpack how developing and improving your resilience and adaptability will future-proof your global supply chain and set you up for long-term success.

Change Management Strategy

Cascade Strategy

Today we’re going to cover change management strategies. By the time you finish reading this you’ll have: A clear definition of what a change management strategy means. The key elements you need for a winning change management strategy. Strategy Execution strategy transition

Evolution of Strategy: From Business Buzzword to Measure of Success

Cascade Strategy

What is this “strategy” that we hear so often in business jargon? Cascading & Engaging People With StrategyDoes it refer to corporate or business? Marketing or product design? Does it matter? Defining the term might be simple, but “figuring it out” is not easy.

Operations Strategy: How to make strategy work for your people

Cascade Strategy

Most operations strategies fail. Why is that? Is it because they aren't correctly implemented? Or is it because they are built to fail from day one

Perfecting the process of strategy development: 8 steps to success

Cascade Strategy

You might have heard that we're a little nerdy about strategy development here at Cascade. What you might not know is that our nerdiness extends to a love of the fantasy series, The Witcher (and it’s not because Henry Cavill is built like the king of the lumberjacks

What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.