Category: STRATEGY

Conquistadors of the Unknown

My first job out of college was an adventure. I was curious about everything since it was all new. My boss told me that handling what we know is easy, it is what we don’t know that can catch us at a disadvantage. I walked away from that discussion intrigued and committed to finding out more about ...

Business Capabilities: a Spotlight for Strategic Decision Making

ARTICLE - Business Capabilities are not a new concept. They have been around for more than 10 years, but they never caught up.

Is your Ecosystem a pipeline or a platform?

ARTICLE - Alliance strategy is more than identifying a gap in your portfolio, finding a candidate and negotiating an agreement. To develop a strong Ecosystem, you need to go much deeper.

Mark Your Exits

ARTICLE + VIDEO - How many passengers listen to the flight attendants while they run through pre-flight instructions?

How Much of Your Project Value is At-Risk Due to Cognitive Bias?

ARTICLE - Derrick Bowen dives into the question, "Why don’t people adopt changes designed to benefit them?" (15:00)

When Corporate Culture Undermines IT Success

The challenge is to drive strategy from the abstract to the everyday so that each of us takes personal accountability for executing on the strategy. Susan Paul explores how to overcome this challenge. (04:30)

Lessons from Dior on Becoming a Premium Brand

Adrian Kosciak shares a few lessons we can learn from Dior on being a premium brand and the steps to take in the right direction. (04:25)

Capabilities as Building Blocks

Once we could map the key capabilities, we were able to see where the new organization was going to need to invest in people, processes and technology, again mapped to their overall goals. Susan Paul shares a recent experience utilizing capabilities as building blocks. (01:30)