Category Archives: Strategy

9. Let It Play Through: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Ninth in a series of ten maxims I’ve cultivated and use regularly to enhance business. Immediate action isn’t always the right move. It may be better to Let It Play Through.  Conventional wisdom tends to reward fast action in business. Respond quickly. Think on … Continue reading

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Strategic Thinking According to Kasparov

I enjoy chess, but seldom give myself the time and space to sit down for a game. After reading Harvard Business Review’s interview with world chess champion Garry Kasparov, I’m re-thinking that. Kasparov uses his deep experience with chess to … Continue reading

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8. Excellence End to End: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Eighth in a series of ten maxims I’ve cultivated and use regularly to enhance business. Like this Mobius strip, Excellence End to End is a never-ending cycle. Awhile ago I worked with a company that offered some of the highest quality services … Continue reading

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5. Try the Coat On For Size: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Here’s number 5 in a series of ten maxims I find myself repeating often.  You don’t really know if that new Burberry is the right coat for you until you’ve tried it on for size.  You want to know how it … Continue reading

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3. Trust but Verify: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Whatever else you may think of Ronald Reagan, his Trust but Verify maxim rings pretty true. Continue reading

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1. Take the Principled Approach: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

I’ve been told I sometimes repeat myself. I admit it. There are certain lines – maxims – that are useful and true in so many business situations, that I find myself repeating them. So I’ve gathered ten of my favorites, hoping they may … Continue reading

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Strategic Thinking as a Teachable Skill

Thinking strategically adds value – we know that – but there isn’t some magical class of “strategic thinkers.” Strategic thinking can be learned – I’ve seen it happen often, sometimes developing from the simple discipline of considering TPG Companies’ 4 questions  of … Continue reading

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4 Questions to Focus Your Strategies (and Messages)

Answering 4 simple questions can bring effectiveness and impact to your strategies and messages. Continue reading

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