Evaluate Your Strategic Position

OKR vs. KPI: What’s the difference between the two?

Follow these tips to learn more about the differences between an OKR and a KPI. Download the Free Guide Video Transcription Hi, everyone. Welcome to the Virtual Strategist. My name is... By Shannon Sage

Using the PEST Analysis as a Strategy Tool

There are many strategy tools to choose from when you are determining your strategic position, structuring your strategic plan and executing against it. The PEST Analysis is one such tool, great... By Erica Olsen

One of the Most Strategic Questions

One of the most strategic questions an organization can ask during the strategic planning process is often, “Where are we going to play?” How this question is answered is the foundation... By Lorna Shepard

Forbes – Bake and Sell with Your SWOT

It’s moist, yellow sponge cake that stands to represent everything glorious and processed; the Twinkie. Like it or not, Hostess has been a staple in American baked snacks for the better... By Heyden Enochson

You Have to be Terrible to be Great

You will not be everything to everyone. The sooner your organization understands this fundamental concept, the better off you’ll be. The idea is actually pretty simple. In order for you to... By Heyden Enochson

Use Customer Insight to Tell You Where to Play and How to Win

If you want to out perform your competition and keep your customers coming back, implement one basic business strategy - focus on your market. This means taking customer focus to a... By Erica Olsen

The World Series of Social Media

October means baseball season. For the city of San Francisco, it means #OrangeOctober. Baseball arguments aside, you simply can’t argue with the San Francisco Giant’s winning social media strategy. But, it... By Heyden Enochson

Use Strategic Issues to Create a Better Organizational Strategy.

Sure, you can develop good strategy without identifying and analyzing your organization’s strategic issues. But why waste time? You’d be settling with having just a good strategy when you could have... By Jeff Brunings

Quick Tips to Incorporate Employee Insight into your 2014 Plan

Fall quarter is a time for most organizations to begin the process to create a strategic plan for next year's execution. Before you start, take the time to identify and incorporate... By Jeff Brunings

Hitting The Sweet SWOTs for Motorheads and Strategic Planners Alike

August is the perfect time to begin updating your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) assessment, particularly if your organization is like most of our customers on OnStrategy that follow the... By Todd Ballowe

Putting Your SWOT Analysis to Work (4 mins)

Learn how to craft actionable items from a SWOT analysis. Take your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats and capitalize on them! By Shannon Sage

Tips on how to identify your competitors

Learning how to identify your competitors is essential in business and especially while writing a strategic plan.  To stay competitive, and in business, you must understand who your competitors are, what... By Shannon Sage

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