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Goal Setting as an Art Form

A very high percentage (possibly as high as 80%) of your success depends on your ability to accomplish clear, measurable goals. Realistic goals are not wishful thinking. Setting goals acknowledges... By Erica Olsen

Competitive Advantage

Before you can get to the answer, you must consider the question. Find a host of things to consider in the topics of Business Purpose, Sustainable Advantages, Market Orientation, and... By Erica Olsen

Performance Management and the Balanced Scorecard

Your company’s performance management system is essential to implementing your corporate strategy. If you are like many organizations that must regularly tighten their belts while demanding high performance, how can you... By Dr. Howard Olsen

Customer Targeting

Identifying and managing the needs of each customer segment is critical in determining the amount and types of communications spent for each group. Treating all customers in the same manner,... By Dr. Howard Olsen

How to Perform Financial Forecasting

After you’ve completed your goals and actions, assess the financial viability of your strategic plan. While your action items and goals are fresh in your mind, estimate the costs associated with... By Erica Olsen

Execution: The Art of Getting Things Done

As companies scrutinize performance in demanding market conditions, leaders are increasingly analyzing their abilities to execute on strategy. In the past, leaders were called upon to deliver the strategic vision, and... By Erica Olsen

Strategy Reviews Help Lead the Company

There's a reason why, no matter how much we try to focus on the big picture of our companies, somehow again and again we find ourselves stuck in the trenches. Executives... By Todd Ballowe

Examine your Current Strategy for Proper Strategic Implementation

Having a strategy isn't enough. Many of us know all too well that having a great strategy will never yield results if it is not properly executed. The following article by... By Erica Olsen

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