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The Truth about Driving Change and Innovation: What No One Tells You

The call for change and innovation is everywhere – and rightly so. Business environments seem to be getting slammed by a multitude of market, technology and competitive threats impacting how you do business. It’s often called “disruption”. There is much written about transformational leadership. They fill our book shelves, article after article and book after […]

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Customer Experience Strategy: Why Being Customer Centric Is Critical to Business Success

Editor’s Note:  Shane Goldberg is the founder of CustCore Consulting, a boutique consulting firm focused on helping businesses unlock hidden growth through improving end-to-end Customer and Employee Experience.  His firm also sells Customer Strategy consulting frameworks on Flevy.  You can view their materials here. * * * * Back in 2014, Gartner predicted that by 2016, […]

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Are You Still Using a First Generation Performance Framework?

What is a “first” or “second” generation Performance Management and Measurement framework? Let’s begin by defining these concepts. First generation Performance Management and Measurement frameworks derive Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from strategy.  These include well known and established frameworks, such as Balanced Scorecard (BSC) and EFQM Excellence Model. These first generation frameworks have led organizations to increase the […]

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What Are Your Distinctive Capabilities That Cannot Be Replicated?

Developed by John Kay, the Distinctive Capabilities Framework captures those capabilities our organization has, which cannot be replicated by competition.  Through his research, he identified 3 such “Distinctive Capabilities:” Architecture Reputation Innovation These 3 capabilities are the source of superior performance and sustainable competitive advantage for successful firms. This framework developed created after extensive research by […]

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The Future Is Now: Improve the Future via Strategy Dynamics

Have you heard of Strategy Dynamics?  Most people haven’t. Strategy Dynamics is a framework to explain our current performance–and to develop and execute strategies for improving our future performance of our organization.  This approach emphasizes building and sustaining the resources and capabilities necessary to succeed. Strategy Dynamics focuses on performance over time. The overarching objective of […]

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What Is a Strategy Map?

If you’re familiar with the strategic management framework Balanced Scorecard, you may have also come across the concept of a Strategy Map.  After all, a Strategy Map is a core element of the formulation of a Balanced Scorecard.  Both frameworks were developed by Robert Kaplan and David Norton. Wikipedia defines a Strategy Map as: A […]

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2017: The Year of Video Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’ve seen a lot of changes occur in the internet marketing landscape over the years. Ever since brands started to use internet marketing instruments more actively, a lot of notable internet marketing instruments became the most widely used tools in various campaigns. SEO and content marketing are still the two most popular instruments brands use […]

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What Qualifies as a Core Competency?

The concept of Core Competencies was first introduced by C. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel in 1990, in their article The Core Competence of the Corporation.  Since then, this term has become part of the general business vernacular. Companies constantly claim various things to be part their “core competences.”  But, are these really Core Competences?  How […]

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How to Start Your Own Driving School

With self-driving cars already on our roads today, driving seems to be an endangered skill much like horse riding became 100 years ago. However, it’s going to be some time before that actually happens and currently many people still want to learn how to drive correctly. This makes starting a driving school a very lucrative […]

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Why Can’t People Be More Strategic?

Why Aren’t They More Strategic? This is an area of much frustration for many of our clients. They feel that their people don’t think strategically or apply enough creativity to recommended solutions. The executives then have to do their staff’s strategic thinking themselves, often delegating less as a result. This can leave them feeling quite […]

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3 Tips for Dialing In Your Target Market When You Don’t Fall In That Category

In general, people go with what they know. It can be hard to relate or understand something if you’ve never experienced it. And while marketing a business requires the skill of thinking outside yourself, it’s often easier said than done. However, in order to find success, you’ve got to be able to understand your target […]

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Why “Best Practice” May Not Be Best Practice

The term “best practice” came to common usage during the benchmarking craze of the 1990s. Since then, it has been pursued by many “learning” organisations, supported by a burgeoning consulting industry who claim to have uncovered the best ways to do everything from strategic planning to systems reengineering. The promise is quite compelling: “Benefit from […]

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