Strategy Formulation & Execution

  • 75 Stories – Lori Cross, Instructor

    This year marks our 75th Anniversary. To celebrate, we’re publishing 75 stories about members of our community. Lori Cross serves as a CPED instructor and has taught a variety of topics for the past thirteen …

  • How Flexible is Your Business Strategy?

    Do you know what these four companies have in common? US Air Dexter Shoes The Buffalo News World Book Encyclopedia Together, over a decade’s time, they generated billions of dollars’ worth of investment losses for …

  • 4 Ways to Keep Strategic Planning Focused

    Imagine you’ve been tagged with facilitating a business strategy workgroup. Having participated in similar planning exercises before, you know the traps that can keep the group from achieving high-value outcomes. Often, people get lost in …

  • Is it Time to Review Your Organization’s Design?

    Have you heard the saying, “Every organization is perfectly designed to get the results it gets”? Unfortunately, the design is usually not the product of an intentional and deliberate process. Instead, organizations tend to evolve …

  • A Framework for Strategic Growth: Deliberations and Decisions

    A wonderful executive I worked with for years was fond of saying to the senior team at each year’s strategy review meeting, “You can’t stand still on a bicycle. It’s either forward or backward and …

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Business Acumen and Strategy

Expand your leadership skills by understanding how all business functions work together to create and execute a successful business strategy.