Thinking Strategically

It’s coming up to the start of new fiscal year in the United Kingdom (and many other parts of the world). It’s the time of the year when most companies start thinking strategically. Typically, medium to large sized companies will book away-days for the executive team...

Four Hurdles to Strategy Execution

  In their book ‘Blue Ocean Strategy’ W.Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne describe four organisational hurdles to strategy execution. Their description relates to the implementation of a Blue Ocean Strategy but in truth it applies equally to any strategy. The...

Strategic Graffiti

In his book ‘The Execution Shortcut’ Jeroen De Flander introduces the notion of Strategic Graffiti. This is when a strategic message is passed from one level to another (or even sideways) and the message is either embellished or condensed or changed in some way that...

Intrafocus Announces Strategy Today

Press Release: Intrafocus has announced that Strategy Today has gone live. It is the hub for all things related to strategic thinking, news and information. Strategy Today is a community website built for anyone who is involved in building strategies for for business,...

Strategy Execution Summit 2015 – Success!

The Strategy Execution Summit 2015 held this month in Washington DC has once again been a tremendous success. The summit, held jointly by The Balanced Scorecard Institute (holders of the industry de facto standard balanced scorecard methodology) and Spider Strategies...

Strategic Gap Analysis

A strategy is a living thing, it needs to be constantly monitored and measured to ensure everything is on track. Periodically it should be revised, typically this would be once a year to fit in with a budget or pre-determined planning cycle. One of the major tasks is...