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What’s the #Strategy? Let Me Tell You a #Story

Advice for story telling in the leadership of a strategic initiative. The heroic narrative is the invention of a new condition. The romantic narrative is a return to a purer self. Examples from IBM and Domino’s Pizza. http://wp.me/pZCkk-10R Continue reading

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Strategy Execution Priority #1: Effectively Communicate Strategic Decision(s)

Executives say that the top priority for strategy execution is to effectively communicate the decisions made. Three examples of good communications are provided. The basic message to the reader is to think through the announcement process. Continue reading

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Strategy as the Backstory: Another Leadership Tip

In explaining the strategic initiative, the leader needs to skillfully weave in the backstory of strategy; that is, identify the relevant parts of the larger narrative and include in the communications to stakeholders. Modern audiences are impatient, so keep the amount of backstory limited. The exception is when the strategic initiative involves a heritage story (example heritage stories from Starbucks and Domino’s Pizza). The strategy-as-backstory can include SWOT, mission, vision, values, etc. This tip is part of the “How to Improve Your Story Telling Chops” series. Continue reading

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A Guide to the Three Types of Strategy and Business Model Scope

Strategic initiatives arise to support three types of strategies. Corporate strategies have to do with market selection. Business strategies have to do with competing within a business model. Functional strategies have to do with effective specialization. Each interact with the business model’s value proposition. Continue reading

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