Why can’t Strategy be Inspiring?

I don't mean to be abstract, but I wonder sometimes if lack of engagement with (or even awareness of) Corporate Strategy has something to do with our delivery and positioning, and much less with the message itself. Vitruvius' three principles of firmitatis utilitatis venustatis, from his semenal work De Architectura, roughly translates as durability (it should be robust), utility [...]

Clarity from Complexity

I just met with a former colleague who explained that one of objectives of his role was in simplifying the complex. We explored that concept a little further and agreed that sometimes simplicity is not really the desired outcome. In fact, some organizations are just plain complex. How do you distil the manufacturing processes of [...]

It’s all about Strategy Execution

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without Strategy is the noise before the defeat.” Sun Tsu (”The Art of War”) If there is one thing missing from so many otherwise great organizations I’ve worked with, it is strategy execution.  Many managers understand that a strategy is essential for success over the [...]