Generic Strategies

The concept of generic strategies was popularized by the book “Competitive Strategy” from Michael Porter in 1980. These are not business strategies in the sense that they do not provide clarity and definition of the strategic direction of a...

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Celebration!

One year ago today, on September 5, 2016, we introduced our new website and this blog on leadership, character, and business strategy. Our goal at that time was to publish a relevant and interesting article on the subject of leadership...

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Strategic Differentiation

The purpose of any business is to provide goods or services that offer benefits which fulfill the needs of customers. The value offering of a company is the package of benefits that it provides to its customers, which includes all of the benefits...

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It’s What’s Inside that Counts

Leadership is the result of the combination of character and competency. Character is the far more important ingredient. “It’s what’s inside that counts” may sound like a trite marketing statement. But leadership is influence and that influence...

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Strategic Situation Analysis

In the strategic planning process, defining the strategy is a function of combining goals and objectives that define what the organization would like to accomplish with the realities of the situation. The situation analysis is a vital part of the...

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Leaders Are Servants

The best leaders are, by their nature, servants of those that follow. This servant mentality comes from the character traits that define the best leaders. To be a leader is not a title or position that is assigned to a person. The role of leader...

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Leaders Are Communicators

Leadership is influence and influence can only be achieved with good communications. Whether we are promoting a shared vision, encouraging team collaboration, developing our people, or any other part of the leadership role, communication is a key...

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