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Strategy in an Age of Uncertainty

Presentations

The way that strategic planning is undertaken is changing: why divert the organisation’s efforts in a resource-intensive, mostly top-down project to produce a plan which might be quickly outdated? The […]

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Strengthening Strategic Capabilities

Publication

Developing three key strategic capabilities – strategic thinking, management, and leadership – is important to enable organisations to adopt a dynamic approach to strategy development and implementation. (Includes examples as […]

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The Maths and Music of Strategic Planning

Paper

For fun, but also to stimulate ideas (it is also about an approach to strategic planning), this article became the Epilogue in my book, ‘Strategy Journeys – a guide to […]

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Common Pitfalls of Strategic Planning (And How to Avoid Them)

Paper

This is an article that I wrote several years ago that captured some of the problems I’d encountered that hindered the effectiveness of strategic planning – they are still very […]

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Strategy for the Strategists

Publication

It’s time to leave behind the stereotype of ‘traditional’ strategic planning and look at a more dynamic approach that helps organisations to anticipate and adapt to changes.

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How Strategy Happens

Publication

Strategy-making is dynamic. Organisations need to be adaptable to changes in their situation and responsive to challenges and opportunities. Continually assessing where the organisation is on its strategy journey, what […]

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