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The First Step In Alignment To Strategy

A great many business strategies end up having little impact. It’s largely because the number one problem faced by CEOs is alignment, getting everyone on the same page. Using a traditional approach to strategy, alignment is hard to get. Consequently, goals are missed and all the time, effort and resources spent developing the strategy in […]

Donuts & A Simple Definition Of Strategy

Is strategy about choosing to be different? Is it being the low-cost provider in the market? What about competitive advantage? How about a framework for making decisions? Marketing? Acquisitions? Adapting? Agility?   Put “definition of strategy” in your search bar and you’ll get over 2.7 billion results. Read 1 billion of them and you’ll still […]

Strategy & Managing the Monkey

In the classic HBR article, Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey, the authors say this: “Subordinate-imposed time begins the moment a monkey successfully leaps from the back of a subordinate to the back of his or her superior…” That happens all the time and most bosses LET it happen. They let their subordinates walk up […]

How to Get Unprecedented Alignment

Check out these two alignment scenarios. Scenario 1: Jake was excited when things started. He was leading a major strategic initiative that was launched and backed by the senior executives and importantly, the CEO. He was chosen because of his obvious capabilities, extensive knowledge of the business, and his outstanding performance as a high potential […]

Saving Livelihoods: Using Strategy Sprints to Restart & Revive Business

The Time Is Now Many businesses are facing an existential threat. For some, It’s already too late. Economic advisors are warning the reboot needs to start now because all indications are that waiting too long will plummet the country into an unprecedented depression. The Need Is Urgent Leaders need to rethink many aspects of how […]

Winning the Talent Acquisition Race with Strategy and Speed

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to sit with business leaders at a First Business breakfast seminar and hear both an overview of the current talent acquisition situation in Wisconsin and an informative panel discussion of key questions. According to many sources, talent acquisition is the number one issue facing businesses in Wisconsin. I […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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8 Benefits of the ThinkPoints® Web App

You can read about the 8 Benefits of ThinkWay’s leading collaborative strategy development methodology here. Now, on top of those benefits, here are the 8 benefits of the exclusive ThinkPoints® web app for focusing, aligning, and tracking execution in your organization. Captures and preserves all input from ThinkWay’s leading collaborative strategy development methodology Identifies execution […]

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ThinkWay Conducting Strategy Research

Today, ThinkWay fielded a strategy research survey. We are hoping to uncover the current understanding and practice of strategy across many businesses, industries, nonprofits, educational institutions, and churches. If you could, we would appreciate your participation in this survey too. Please click on the link below. [Strategy Research Survey] The survey is for businesses of […]

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