3 Ways Independent Consultants Can Help Transform Your Org Chart

When the time comes to make changes, organizational transformation can be extraordinarily difficult. While businesses must respond to disruptive forces in the market, new competitors and emerging technologies, they may not have the internal expertise to navigate evolving territories. One way to deal with this is to hire an independent consultant to lead your transformative…

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Forecasting & Planning for the Strategy Team’s Talent Needs

As I’ve written previously, corporate strategy is a dynamic, real-time process, where CSOs must anticipate industry and market trends so their companies can quickly take advantage of new opportunities. Not surprisingly, this makes their talent planning more challenging. CSOs are under pressure to deliver and can’t maintain momentum when they’re trying to operate with open…

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3 Keys to Building a Sustainable Strategic Organization

It’s possible that our economy may never return to “normal,” Tyler Cowen, an economics professor at George Mason University, recently wrote in the New York Times. While some economists believe the slow wage growth and low labor participation we’re now seeing are temporary conditions, Cowen argues that they’re more indicative of structural dysfunction and fragility….

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The Growth of Real-Time Corporate Strategy

Remember when corporate strategy moved at a measured pace? Companies took an almost leisurely amount of time (by today’s standards) to survey their markets and track consumer behaviors, evaluate technologies and study a number of hypotheses about where industry trends might lead and how they could be exploited. But as I wrote last week, business…

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Flexibility: The New Vision of Corporate Strategy

Corporate strategy needs a makeover. In a world where new products can dominate the market’s zeitgeist one minute and sink the next – think Meerkat – the ability to quickly grasp the implications of new technology and how it will impact customer demand is essential. Strategic planners no longer have the luxury of conducting year-long…

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