Business Strategy and Management Archives - Vistage Executive Street Blog
There are times to work in your business and there are times to work on your business. The Business Strategy and Management category hosts content dedicated to the time executives spend planning for the future.
I am often fascinated by how entrepreneurs approach the creation of strategy. There is something of a debate underfoot about whether instincts are more important Read More
What’s the goal of creating a business? Many of us have been taught that the goal is to create value for the customer. That’s only Read More
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CEO’s and their management teams must make impossible choices about where to deploy resources. Every incremental dollar of investment has a significant opportunity cost.
As Read More
Several years ago, when the US entered the “great recession”, an advisor to the President made a comment that has now become part of our Read More
My travels recently took me to Easton, PA, a city of 27,000, fifty-five miles north of Philadelphia[i]. I found it to be a curious place, Read More
Artie Isaac has worked for more than 30 years with highly creative people, addressing challenges and opportunities facing Read More
For my new book, Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture (McGraw-Hill), I interviewed senior executives at some of the world’s most admired companies, Read More
Different entrepreneurs engage in strategic planning for different reasons. Many want to clarify their long-term vision, identify what markets to enter, or develop new product Read More
Most business owners want to grow. They intuitively know that growth yields significant benefits ranging from lower costs to higher enterprise values. The question becomes Read More
Earning recognition as a great leader isn’t something that most successful professionals strive for. In fact, it’s actually just the opposite because success in leadership Read More
Early in my prior business, I learned a valuable lesson about why it’s important to focus on business results. This lesson cost my team the Read More
Depending on the organization in which it exists, marketing can take on several personas. Sometimes it is reactive and operationally oriented, managed by a “hair Read More
In a perfect world, business proposals are offer solutions to problems faced by prospective customers. Business proposals are supposed to help buyers get the exact Read More
You’ve referenced the importance of getting feedback in previous blogs and I couldn’t agree with you more. With that said, what about the Read More
Do your employees understand what you want? Resolve to create performance clarity.
This is the 2nd installment of a discussion about fuzzy job Read More
Dashboards, scorecards and the like are standard fare in Fortune 500 companies. For those companies with diverse offerings and unlimited resources, having unfiltered information about Read More
Rita Gunther McGrath recently wrote The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast As Your Business. The basic idea Read More
I am constantly surprised at how many companies and organizations miss or under utilize an important human resources tool: onboarding. It may be one Read More
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a challenge and public commitment to land a man on the Moon by the end of Read More
After several decades of helping companies grow, a few key concepts have emerged and become a strong foundation for the methodology we use with clients. Read More
Why do senior executives stop attending management-training classes? Is it because they think they already know all there is to know about management Read More
Year after year, accountability tops the charts of issues executives say they want to improve.
Based on hundreds of engagements and data I have collected Read More
When building your company, you need to ask yourself if you have the time and skills to recruit and hire the best people. Or are Read More
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