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The Talent Acquisition Race Is Heating Up. Are You Competitive?

It turns out there’s good and bad news in this one statement: unemployment is very low. The good news is that with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, more Americans are working than ever before. The bad news is that talent to staff and grow a business is very scarce and is a top […]

20_01_13 Strat and Brain

Success (or Failure) Without Strategy? There’s No Such Thing. Here’s Why.

(Look for this graphic for articles in our Strategy & The Brain series.)   But They Say The Don’t Have A Strategy… I’ve heard many speakers say it. They’re very successful and when they’re asked about their strategy to achieve it, they pause and say “we didn’t really have a strategy”. But of course then […]

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Small Businesses to Focus on Customer Diversification, Innovation, Brand Perceptions

Each year, First Business in Madison conducts an economic survey of clients and others in four regions: Greater Madison, Southeast Wisconsin, Northeast Wisconsin and the Kansas City Metro area. The majority are small businesses in manufacturing, professional services and retail. In 2020, these small businesses intend to focus on diversifying their customer base, creating an […]

19_08_12 Strat for nonprofits

Strategy for Nonprofits

We are very excited to announce our first Strategy for Nonprofits workshop occurring Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in Madison, WI. Our objective for the day is that every organization represented walks out at the end of the day with a strategy that helps them achieve their goals. For more information or to schedule a workshop […]

19_06_27 top problems

The Case for Strategy Capabilities (Part 3)

(In Part One of the series The Case for Strategy Capabilities, we noted that strategy is arguably the most critical leadership capability in business, yet it is the most underdeveloped. In Part Two we discussed how a narrow view of the exclusivity of strategy capabilities leads to the number one issue with strategy: lack of alignment. Here in Part […]

The Case for Strategy Capabilities (Part 2)

Companies need to reboot the CSO role and strategy itself.” –strategy& 2018 CSO Benchmarking Study   In part one of the series The Case for Strategy Capabilities, we noted that strategy is arguably the most critical leadership capability in business, yet it is the most underdeveloped. And the poor results and current lack of faith in […]

19_03_05 Struggle

The Case for Strategy Capabilities (Part 1)

Strategy is arguably the single most important capability for leaders at any level. How can you hope to lead anyone anywhere if you don’t know where you’re going or how you’re going to get there. Are you the CEO of a company? Better have a good strategy. Are you the leader of a function within […]

Upgrade Your Tools

It takes several tools to build a successful business. The most important tool for your organization is the ability to set strategy; strategies to conquer challenges, solve problems or capture opportunities. One day1 of ThinkPoints® can give you the strategy capabilities you need in your toolbox. Here’s what you get in just one day… Understanding of the […]

19_01_09 strategy works

When it Works

When your strategy succeeds, so do you. One day1 of ThinkPoints® can give you the strategy capabilities you need. Here’s what you get in just one day… Understanding of the leading strategy methodology. Training in the use of ThinkPoints®, the exclusive web app for strategy2. A strategy for your business that’s ready for action! And […]

19_01_07 You Know

Your Day with ThinkWay

Mission is about here. Vision is about there. Strategy is about getting from here to there. Give your team what they need to succeed in getting from here to there. Give them one day1 of ThinkPoints®…   Understanding of the leading strategy methodology Training in the use of ThinkPoints®, the exclusive web app for strategy2 […]

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