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Lamb

Chris, my physical trainer and all around nice guy, recommended Lamb to me and it had me laughing out loud while thinking about my faith in new ways. The story is about “Biff”, the sidekick friend of Joshua (ala Jesus) and aims to fill in about 30 years that are missing from the bible to  More

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The 5 Structural Elements of Strategy: Decision-Making

Strategy has 5 Structural Elements – power distribution, decision-making, idea generation, ideas, process and people. Miss tuning one and you’ll fail. Add items that don’t blend and you’ll fail. Decision-Making The way decisions are made in organizations determines how ideas are generated, and which ideas get considered. The way decisions are made also influences how  More

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The 5 Structural Elements of Strategy: Power Distribution

Strategy has 5 Structural Elements – power distribution, decision-making, idea generation, ideas, process and people. Miss tuning one and you’ll fail. Add items that don’t blend and you’ll fail. Power Distribution This dictates who to involve, how much information each individual is allowed, and ultimately the process by which organizations make decisions. Know who you’re  More

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The Missing Strategic Ingredient

Part of the difficulty in strategy creation is the temptation to direct rather than ask open-ended questions. When the C-suite sends a directive telling people to head in a certain direction, thinking isn’t involved. Teams start to align against that order and move to execute it. Middle-management becomes the scapegoat for failure to execute the  More

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